Emily Wilding Davison, Suffragette (Linocut Print)
*Previously on sale for £25, now £15!*
On 8th June 1913, Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison died of the injuries she had sustained from being trampled under the King’s horse at the Epsom Derby, whilst demonstrating for the right of women to have the vote.
EWD was subsequently depicted as an angel on the front cover of the publication ‘The Suffragette’, and it is this image that has inspired my representation of her.
This is a limited edition run of only 50 prints per colourway. I’ve printed her in both purple and also green, they (along with white) being the colours of the Suffrage movement. These are printed on traditional Indian Khadi paper - handmade paper made from recycled rags. I’ve also printed her in copper on black, because... well, she’s an angel, so why not?!
My ‘day’ job happens to be within the Volunteering service at Royal Holloway, University of London, where EWD was an alumna - back when it was an all-ladies college (in fact, the first ever in the UK). It’s in homage to this that the College’s colours used to be purple and green.