Mrs Josephine Butler

WAG 9026


Josephine Butler (née Grey, 1828-1906) was a social reformer and women’s activist, known for her charisma as a leader. Amongst a number of important humanitarian acts, she nursed many destitute women in her own house and founded a rest home for the dying. Munro’s inclusion of the flower convolvulus, or morning glory, in this portrait may symbolise her humility.