Tate Britain Talk

Ten Minute Talk: Dame Millicent Fawcett

Annie Louisa Swynnerton  Dame Millicent Fawcett, C.B.E., LL.D Exhibited 1930

Annie Louisa Swynnerton Dame Millicent Fawcett, C.B.E., LL.D Exhibited 1930

Join us for a special talk celebrating the centenary of women’s right to vote

100 years to the day since the act that gave the first women in Britain the right to vote was passed, join Carol Jacobi, Curator of British Art 1850–1915 at Tate Britain, for a special ten minute talk on Annie Swynnerton’s portrait of the celebrated suffragist campaigner Dame Millicent Fawcett.

The talk will take place beside the portrait, which is on display by the Manton Staircase at Tate Britain for a limited time only before it travels to Manchester Art Gallery for the exhibition Annie Swynnerton: Painting Light and Hope. Swynnerton was a pioneering artist and the first woman to be elected as a member of the Royal Academy of Arts since its founding, as well as a passionate campaigner for women’s right to vote. She painted several portraits of leading figures in the women’s movement including Dame Fawcett, who had been instrumental in gaining women over 30 the vote in 1918.

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Manton Staircase

London SW1P 4RG
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Date & Time

6 February 2018 at 13.30–13.40