Talented Women in the National Portrait Gallery

by Criminal Record Office, after  Unknown photographer, silver print mounted onto identification sheet; copy of a postcard, circa 1913
This is an ideal winter walk as we spend most of our time in the gallery. We start with a short walk in the Trafalgar Square area, where you are shown memorials to Florence Nightingale and Nurse Edith Cavell, and are told their stories. Then it’s into the gallery. The ground floor, which concentrates on late 20th and 21st century, is by far the most crowded section, so we’ll take you up the escalator to the uncrowded upper floor to show you paintings of great women of the earlier 20th, 19th and previous centuries. And we will concentrate on women who have been painted as a result of their great talent. If there are any women in particular you would like us to cover, just let us know. Here are some examples of talented women who have their portrait in the gallery:
The Bronte Sisters, Amy Johnson, Emmeline Pankhurst, Christabel Pankhurst, Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole, Elizabeth Barrett Browming, Ellen Terry, Mary Shelley, Mary Wollstonencraft, Vanessa Bell, Jenny Lind, Odette, Edith Evans

NB:This winter walk is tailor-made according to the weather. A lovely day and we can spend some time in the Trafalgar Square area outside of you wish. If it’s cold or wet, we can head straight for the museum.


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