About this object

  • ID:

    55.30

  • Production date:

    c. 1954

  • Location:

    In Store

  • Portrait bust of Emmeline Pankhurst. This bronze was cast in the 1950s from a plaster made in Holloway Prison in 1912 by Alice Morgan Wright. Wright shared a prison cell with Emmeline Pankhurst and modelled the bust with plastoline she had smuggled in to the prison. In the 1950s, Wright described the 'fun' she had in employing a bronze-caster who 'was very much entertained by the order because he used to be a bobby [policeman] in the old days and used to arrest suffragettes'.

  • Measurements

    H 159 mm; W 87 mm; D 80 mm; WT 1322 g

  • Materials

    bronze; marble

  • Last Updated

    2016-07-25

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