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Suffragist Artists in Partnership: Gender, Word and Image

Lucy Ella Rose


This book explores the interconnected creative partnerships of the Wattses and the De Morgans: Victorian artists, writers and suffragists. The couples were close friends and collaborators. The study demonstrates how Mary and George Watts, and Evelyn and William De Morgan worked, individually and together, to support greater gender equality and female liberation in the nineteenth century. The author traces their relationship to early and more recent feminism, reclaiming them as influential early feminists and reading their works from twentieth-century theoretical perspectives. By focusing on ne ... More

Keywords: Creative partnership, Victorian, suffragist, feminism, artist, writer, diary, gender, Watts, De Morgan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474421454
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421454.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lucy Ella Rose, author