The Prehistoric Argument

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Title

The Prehistoric Argument

Description

The Primeval Woman: "Why can't I go out too and see the world?"
The Primeval Man: "Because you can't. Woman's proper sphere is in the Cave."

Creator

Catherine Courtauld

Publisher

Suffrage Atelier

Date

1912

Contributor

The sister of Samuel, who created the Courtauld Institute of Art, Catherine was a member of the Suffrage Atelier, a group of artists who used art to promote the Votes for Women campaign. This design addresses the issue of 'separate spheres' still prevalent in the early 20th century, where men and women took on different roles in society. Women were expected to play no part in the public 'sphere', their role being focused on the domestic 'sphere' as wives, mothers and sisters.

Files

cavepeople.jpg

Collection

Citation

Catherine Courtauld, “The Prehistoric Argument,” The Suffrage Postcard Project, accessed December 10, 2017, http://thesuffragepostcardproject.omeka.net/items/show/315.