Nelly Erichsen – A Hidden Life


Nelly Erichsen was a feminist pioneer – an artist who trained and exhibited at the Royal Academy, a published translator and travel writer, and a prolific book illustrator. Born in 1862, she lived through five decades of dramatic political and social progress for women, dying tragically in 1918 from Spanish flu, contracted working amongst refugees in Tuscany. In her lifetime, women in Britain fought for the right to be treated as equal with men. Some focused on the fight for the right to vote. Others faced the challenge of economic equality head on, infiltrating male-dominated professions to earn a living.

These professional self-supporting women did as much for the feminist cause as those who chained themselves to railings. This book is about one of those women.

Product Description

Publisher: Encanta Publishing
250 pages

Author Details

Sarah Harkness 
Sarah Harkness graduated from Oxford University in 1983 and had a twenty year career in finance in the City, but has always been fascinated by Victorian art and literature. She is married to Peter, a former journalist and publisher, and has three adult children and a small dog. She now lives in the Cotswolds, near to Chipping Campden, at one time the home of Nelly Erichsen. When she isn’t reading and writing she gardens and quilts – not terribly successfully but with enormous enthusiasm. This is her first book.

Delivery Information

Royal Mail. Delivery Second class between 3 – 5 working days