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Dame Ethel Mary Smyth (1858–1944) by John Singer Sargent, 1901 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Smyth, Dame Ethel Mary (1858–1944), composer, writer, and suffragist, was born on 22 April 1858 at 5 Lower Seymour Street, London, the fourth of the eight children of Major-General John Hall Smyth (1815–1894) and his wife, Emma, also known as Nina (1824?–1891), the daughter of ...