Flora Lion

Flora Drummond, 1879 - 1949. Suffragette

About this artwork

A telegraphist from Arran, Flora Drummond became one of the few working-class leaders of the Women's Social and Political Union - a group founded by Emmeline Pankhurst to campaign for female suffrage. Nicknamed 'The General', Flora marshalled huge demonstrations in London and Edinburgh, riding at the head in quasi-military uniform. In 1936 she was presented with this portrait by former suffragettes. She wears a pendant and a ribbon in the suffragette colours of green, white and violet, symbolising hope, purity and dignity — and spelling out the initial letters of Give Women Votes.

  • title:
    Flora Drummond, 1879 - 1949. Suffragette
  • accession number:
    PG 2229
  • artist:
    Flora LionEnglish (1878 - 1958)
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    1936
  • measurements:
    112.00 x 86.30 cm (framed: 134.00 x 108.30 x 7.00cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1974
  • copyright:
    © The Estate of the Artist
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Flora Lion

Flora Lion