The Women's Exhibition: 1909
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actual image size: 31cm x 22cm

The Women's Exhibition: 1909

Christina Broom

© Museum of London

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The main hall of The Women's Exhibition held at Prince's Skating Rink, Knightsbridge, May 1909. On the walls can be seen a series of murals designed by Sylvia Pankhurst. Influenced by the work of the artist Walter Crane the 20 foot high murals completely covered the walls of the exhibition hall. The designs were painted and stencilled on canvas by Sylvia and seven fellow artists in the suffragette colours of purple, white and green. The central image depicted a female sower flanked by blossoming almond trees, accompanied by a text from the Psalms; 'They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.'




1909 AD - 1909 AD

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