The New Woman - Thank You Sarah Grand

The New Woman - Thank You Sarah Grand

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Sarah Grand 1854 –1943

Sarah’s work dealt with the ‘New Woman a phrase coined by Grand then used by others in both a positive and negative context.
Her work examined the failures of marriage which made her unpopular with some. 

Originally created and released in 2014,

Available in A3, 16 x 24 Inch and 20 x 28 inch

The two larger sizes are printed outside of my studio so please allow up to 7 week days for these works to be printed to order. As I ease into selling larger works I will begin to amass stock so it’s always worth messaging me via the contact page if you’re in need of work by a specific date, if I can speed things up for you I will.

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The New Woman – Thank You Sarah grand

 

Sarah Grand 1854 –1943

Sarah’s work dealt with the ‘New Woman’ a phrase coined by Grand then used by others in both a positive and negative context.
Her work examined the failures of marriage which made her unpopular with some. 

Namely writers like William Makepeace Thackery  (seen to the left of Grand in the work) who were working hard creating ‘The Feminine Ideal’ in publications like Vanity Fair.


“The New Woman was seen as a mannish amazon AND a womanly woman, she was both over sexed or undersexed, anti-maternal, or a super-mother; man hating or man eating…” it was indeed a mixed blessing to be called a ‘New Woman’ but many women were happy to have found others with similar views to their own so the negative associations did nothing to put them off!

The New Woman novelists supported and inspired several political movements in Britain, for some women the movement provided support for those who wanted to learn for themselves and to have their own aspirations outside of the family home. Many women began to feel inspired to escape from their loveless marriages.
The New Woman movement allowed women to speak out about issues like inequality and other middle-class issues.

“Grand argues in The Heavenly Twins that in order for the British nation to grow stronger, middle-class women must choose mates with whom they might produce strong, well-educated children.”

Sarah lived in London until her husbands sudden death in 1898 when she moved to Tunbridge Wells,

 during which time she took an active part in the local women's suffrage societies, as well as travelling extensively, particularly to the United States on a lecture tour in the wake of the notoriety of her novel The Heavenly Twins.  Although it gained her mixed and often angry criticism, her work was well received by notable authors as George Bernard Shaw.

 

She remained in Tunbridge Wells until 1920 when she then re-located to Bath to be closer to her sister.

COLLAGE MAKES ME VERY HAPPY!

In life in general I am all about celebrating the layers, so it feels like the perfect fit for me to work in that way in my artworks too.


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Please allow approx 5 working days turnaround, this allows me to reorder supplies if things get busy and to batch post items. However If you do need an item sooner than that feel free to email me and if  I can try to speed your order through then I will.

Prints are sent in a cellophane sleeve on a recycled grey backing board to ensure that they arrive in perfect condition for you. 
I also use extra reinforced hardback envelopes for posting to ensure that your artwork arrives to you as intended. 
I always send items using Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For unless requested. 

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