Ellen Key

Ellen Key (1849-1926) – Sweden

The daughter of a Swedish parliamentarian who was educated at a progressive female seminary, Key helped to found the Swedish Dress Reform Society, which abolished the corset. Her book, ‘The Century of the Child’, advocated for the rights and well-being of children and was translated into many languages.

In 1919, six years before Key’s death, Sweden’s women were given the vote.


Oil paint and embroidery on linen canvas.


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Dimensions 120 × 90 cm

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