An Incident in Connection with the Presentation of the First Women's Suffrage Petition to Parliament in 1866.

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 5SPG/C/12/6
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 CM Object/ 5/SPG/C/12/6
  • Dates of Creation
      c.1950
  • Physical Description
      1 object

Scope and Content

Postcard produced by the Fawcett Library of a black and white reproduction of a painting by Bertha Newcombe, of a mid-Victorian scene in Westminster Hall. An elderly woman in bonnet and shawl sits by an apple stall, and two younger women with bonnets and full skirts, one holding a parasol, talk to a man in a tailcoat. The image is printed on glossy white card, with a printed text explanation to the right, sideways on. The reverse is blank.

Artist Note - Bertha Newcombe was a book illustrator, landscape, figure and flower painter; worked in London and Croydon; elected NEA (1888); produced illustrations for 'English Illustrated Magazine' (1895-1897)

Alternative Form Available

The Women's Library uses Mary Evans Picture Library (MEPL) to provide images from its collections, see www.maryevans.com.

For a copy of the attached image please contact MEPL, quoting the MEPL image reference 10009633 [Original is held at The Women's Library TWL.1998.60]

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Poor condition. Scratching to surface, creasing and abrasions / small tears bottom right, top left, top edge. Yellowing slightly. Tear to top edge 15 mm long. Production method: half tone print on card, from a photograph of a painting.

Related Material

TWL.1998.60 Original oil painting : An Incident in Connectionn with the Presentation of the First Women's Suffrage Petition to Parliament in 1866. Bertha Newcombe.