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‘I loathe the thought of suffrage sex wars being brought into it’: Institutional conservatism in early twentieth-century women’s art organizations

Zoë Thomas

Zoë Thomas is Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Britain and the Wider World at the University of Birmingham, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Suffrage and the Arts : Visual Culture, Politics and Enterprise

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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... Painting Women, 69–70. For the Women’s Guild of Arts see: Zoë Thomas, ‘At Home with the Women’s Guild of Arts: Gender and Professional Identity in London Studios, c. 1880–1925’, Women’s History Review, 24:6 (2015): 938–964 alongside my...

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Zoë Thomas

Zoë Thomas is Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Britain and the Wider World at the University of Birmingham, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Suffrage and the Arts : Visual Culture, Politics and Enterprise

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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... more to say about visual culture, feminist politics and interwar activism.Zoë Thomas, ‘Historical Pageants, Citizenship, and the Performance of Women’s History Before Second-Wave Feminism’, Twentieth Century British History, 28:3 (2017):...

An Experiment with Time: Modern and Classical Influences in the Planning of High and Over

Design, History and Time : New Temporalities in a Digital Age

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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... hall. Can we be sure Connell used Piranesi’s plans of Rome as a starting point for the planning of High and Over and its garden? Ashmole’s predecessor Thomas Ashby owned a Piranesi folio, which is still held by the BSR, so it is more than...

Tube Time: How the Subterranean City Got Faster by Design

Design, History and Time : New Temporalities in a Digital Age

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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... to meet new needs. The results were at best inelegant. Thomas Phillips Figgis (1858–1948) gave the pioneering deep-tube electric City and South London Railway busy brick-and-stone structures with cupolas to distinguish them from shops...

English suffrage badges and the marketing of the campaign

Suffrage and the Arts : Visual Culture, Politics and Enterprise

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The period in which suffrage badges, buttons and brooches achieved the height of popularity in the English campaign extended from approximately 1908 to 1914. For the most part, their manufacture was discontinued during the First World War...

An Irish harp and sleeping beauty: The politics of suffrage in the textile art of Una Taylor and Ann Macbeth

Suffrage and the Arts : Visual Culture, Politics and Enterprise

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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... there is no documentation that suggests she was actively involved in the suffrage campaign. She was affiliated, however, with the Women’s Guild of Arts, as were a number of suffrage supporters.Email message from Zoë Thomas, 10 February 2016. See also,...

Painting suffragettes: Portraits and the militant movement

Suffrage and the Arts : Visual Culture, Politics and Enterprise

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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... Wright must certainly have had in mind portraits of great actresses including Sarah Siddons (1755–1831), another of the suffragettes’ historic heroines, who was depicted numerous times by artists including Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769–1830). Even...

Suffragette attacks on art, 1913–1914

Suffrage and the Arts : Visual Culture, Politics and Enterprise

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Just before 9pm on Thursday, 3 April 1913, an attendant on duty at Manchester Art Gallery heard breaking glass in Room 2, the main room of the Gallery’s permanent collection, where works by John Everett Millais (1829–1896), Dante Gabriel...
... of Arts, formed in 1907, aided professional, mostly middle-class, craft women who were excluded from the male Art Workers’ Guild simply because of their gender.Zoë Thomas, ‘At Home with the Women’s Guild of Arts: Gender and Professional...

The artistic, social and suffrage networks of Glasgow School of Art’s women artists and designers

Liz Arthur

Liz Arthur is the former curator of dress and textiles for the Glasgow Museums and the Burrell Collection. She is also the author of a number of catalogues and books including, Robert Stewart Design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Suffrage and the Arts : Visual Culture, Politics and Enterprise

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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... in the Victorian Art World, ed., Clarissa Campbell Orr (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1995), 70–85. With thanks to Zoë Thomas for bringing this reference to my attention. This was also true in large cities such as Glasgow, and tea rooms...