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Margaret Haig Thomas (1883–1958), Viscountess Rhondda

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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Businesswoman, suffragette and political campaigner Margaret Haig Thomas has been described as one of Wales’ most remarkable figures. Lady Rhondda was raised in Llanwern, the daughter of coal industrialist David Thomas and his wife Margaret. She used her privileged position in society to promote left-wing politics, feminism, literature and the arts. In 1920, she founded 'Time and Tide', a weekly magazine promoting feminist and left-wing causes, with a progressive all-female board.

National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff


Margaret Haig Thomas (1883–1958), Viscountess Rhondda




oil on canvas


H 95.5 x W 87 cm

Accession number

NMW A 24898

Acquisition method

purchased with the assistance of the Derek Williams Trust, 2016

Work type



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