As Sylvia Pankhurst threw her energies into campaigning for women’s suffrage, she had to put her passion for art to one side.

Now, in the centenary year of women winning the right to vote, her talents as an artist are to receive belated recognition. Tate has acquired four early paintings by Pankhurst, bought with help from one of Britain’s richest women, to hang on the walls of Tate Britain.

The watercolours depict women toiling in the cotton mills of Glasgow and the Staffordshire potteries and were created during Pankhurst’s 1907 tour of Britain’s industrial heartlands. …Read More

Pictured: Sylvia Pankhurst painted women working in the Glasgow cotton mills CREDIT: TATE