Suffragist Artists in Partnership : Gender, Word and Image, Paperback / softback Book

Suffragist Artists in Partnership : Gender, Word and Image Paperback / softback

Edited by Lucy Ella Rose

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This is the first book dedicated to examining the marital relationships of Mary and George Watts and Evelyn and William De Morgan as creative partnerships.

The study demonstrates how they 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 neglected female figures in creative partnerships, the book challenges longstanding perceptions of them as the subordinate wives of famous Victorian artists and of their marriages as representatives of the traditional gender binary.

This is also the first academic critical study of Mary Watts's recently published diaries, Evelyn De Morgan's unpublished writings and other previously unexplored archival material by the Wattses and the De Morgans.

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