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Damaged portrait of Thomas Carlyle: 1914

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Damaged portrait of Thomas Carlyle: 1914
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 29cm

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A portrait of Thomas Carlyle by Millais, damaged by the suffragette Annie Hunt . The Morning Chronicle reported the event the following day 'another picture outrage was committed at the National Portrait Gallery at about half past 11 yesterday morning by a Suffragist. A young woman of refined appearance and very respectably dressed attacked Millais's unfinished portrait of Carlyle with a butcher's cleaver which she carried concealed beneath her blouse, and before she could be restrained made three large cuts on the face and head of the portrait'

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1914 AD - 1914 AD
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