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, Coverage resulting from a suffragette action
, Coverage resulting from a suffragette action
, Coverage resulting from a suffragette action
, Coverage resulting from a suffragette action
, Coverage resulting from a suffragette action
, Coverage resulting from a suffragette action

Coverage resulting from a suffragette action

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

RAA/PRE/1/1

Title

Coverage resulting from a suffragette action

Date

May 1914

Level

File

Extent & medium

2 pieces

Historical Background

On the 4th May Mary Wood, "an elderly woman of peaceable appearance", attacked John Singer Sargent's portrait of Henry James with a meat chopper. This was followed by another "outrage" on the 12th May when the work damaged was Sir Hubert von Herkomer's portrait of the Duke of Wellington.

Content Description

A small collection of cuttings relating to these incidents, taken from the Times, the Morning Post, the Daily Graphic, the Daily Sketch, the Daily Telegraph and the Standard.