3 April 2018


Another marvellous new book that we sell in the shop is Elizabeth Crawford’s Art and Suffrage: A Biographical Dictionary of Suffrage Artists: this week we reproduce four posters from the book. This one was designed by the painter Emily Ford and was published by the Artists’ Suffrage League in 1908, it’s available from the Museum of London here. Emily Ford lived in Glebe Place, Chelsea, where she had an “At Home’ for members of the Women’s Guild of Arts  ‘to meet Mrs Fawcett about Women’s Suffrage.’ Her friend and neighbour Dora Meeson Coates described her cottage and studio as ‘a meeting-ground for artists, suffragists, people who did things’ (p. 100).