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Maker: Sir Stanley Spencer

Lucy Mary Silcox (1862–1947) by Sir Stanley Spencer, 1925 © The Estate of Stanley Spencer 2010. All rights reserved DACS; private collection


Silcox, Lucy Mary (1862–1947), headmistress and feminist, was born on 11 July 1862 at Warminster, Wiltshire, the eldest of four daughters of the Revd John Wesley Silcox, Methodist minister, and his wife, Betsy, née Parkinson. She was educated at Chelsea High School for Girls...