Cowan Dobson

Margaret (Maggie) Liddell Linck, Mrs Graham Moffat, 1873 - 1943. Actress

About this artwork

The actress Margaret (Maggie) Liddell Linck was a suffragette. She joined the militant Women’s Social and Political Union in February 1907 and was arrested during a demonstration at the House of Commons. Linck refused to pay the fine imposed on her and was sentenced to two weeks in prison. She subsequently joined the non-violent Women’s Freedom League and served as the treasurer of its Scottish council. In 1897 she married the photographer, actor and playwright Graham Moffat. Moffat was also an advocate of the equal rights of women. He formed the Glasgow Men’s League for Women’s Suffrage for ‘the husbands and brothers of active suffragettes and their male sympathisers.’ The green and purple colours associated with the suffrage movement are present in the portrait.

Cowan Dobson

Cowan Dobson