Henry Fawcett; Dame Millicent Fawcett

Ford Madox Brown (1821-1893)


Oil on canvas

42 3/4 in. x 33 in. (1086 mm x 838 mm)

National Portrait Gallery, London (NPG 1603)

Bequeathed by Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke, 2nd Bt, 1911

On 17 July 1869, Millicent Garret earned a place in the history of women's suffrage by being among the first women to speak up for it at a public meeting in London. [Commentary continues below. Mouse over the text for links.]

  • The Battle for Women's Suffrage — A Timeline
  • Image © National Portrait Gallery, London. Commentary and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee [Click on the image for a larger picture.]