Miss Edith Elizabeth Downing
Active: 1896 - 1908
Country of birth and death: Wales
Born in Cardiff, Glamorgan. Studied at South Kensington School of Art under Lanteri and then at the Slade (1892-3). Downing was a member of the Womens Social and Political Union and friends with Sylvia Pankhurst and Marion Wallace-Dunlop. Her works included statuettes of Sylvia Pankhurst and Annie Kenney. Edith was imprisoned for her suffragette activities and was force fed.
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Miss Ellen Sparks
Music sent up to God
Exhibitions, Meetings, Awards and other Events
Exhibited at Leeds City Art Gallery, Arts & Crafts Exhibition, 1900
Exhibited at Leeds City Art Gallery, The Spring Exhibition, 1908
Exhibited at The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts (Summer Exhibition), 1768-
1891 - 1910
Exhibited 8 times, one work each year.
Exhibited at South Wales Art Society 9th Annual Exhibition, 1896
Exhibited at South Wales Art Society 10th Annual Exhibition of Pictures, 1897
Exhibited at Autumn exhibition of modern pictures in oil and water-colours: the twenty-seventh (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool), 1897
Music sent up to God (cat. no. 1283, bust, £36).
Exhibited at South Wales Art Society 11th Annual Exhibition, 1898
3 October 1898 - 26 November 1898
Exhibited at Autumn exhibition of pictures & sculpture: the thirty-second (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool), 1902
Music sent up to God (cat. no. 1494, bronze bust, not for sale).
Exhibited at Autumn exhibition of pictures & sculpture: the thirty-third (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool), 1903
Mrs Gwendolen Bishop (cat. no. 1400, bust, not for sale).
Institutional and Business Connections
Member of Women Handicraft Workers, Hitchin
Member of The South Wales Art Society
1896 - 1900
Catalogue of the Arts & Crafts Exhibition 1900
Cat. No. 22, p. 18
Catalogue of the Spring Exhibition, The City Art Gallery, Leeds 1908
Cat. No. 369, 485, pp. 34, 43, 77
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1881
Class: RG11; Piece: 5284; Folio: 119; Page: 6; Line: ; GSU roll: 1342271
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1891
Class: RG12; Piece: 64; Folio 47; Page 19; GSU roll: 6095174
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1901
Class: RG13; Piece: 77; Folio: 190; Page: 43
The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, 1861-1989. Volume 1, A-D. A Dictionary of Exhibitors at the Annual Exhibitions of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, 1990 The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, 1861-1989
The women's suffrage movement: a reference guide, 1866-1928
pp. 108, 171-2
Citing this record
'Miss Edith Elizabeth Downing', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/person.php?id=msib1_1204301683, accessed 31 Jan 2015]