“Edith Downing was a Cardiff-born sculptor and a suffragette. She studied at the South Kensington schools and at the Slade School of Art. She was imprisioned on several occasions and was force-fed whilst on hunger strike at Holloway prison.” The Mapping Sculpture site, which contains a list of her sculptures, adds that “her works included statuettes of Sylvia Pankhurst and Annie Kenney.”



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Edith Downing (1857-1931) .” Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951. University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011. Web. 17 February 2012.

“Studio-Talk.” The Studio 35 (1905): 63, 67. Internet Archive version of a copy in the University of Toronto Libraries. Web. 13 November 2013.

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