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Profession; British Prime Ministers

As head of the elected UK government, the Prime Minister is responsible for policy and decisions of Her Majesty's Government. As principle figure in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister's responsibilities include appointing members of the government, chairing cabinet meetings and managing the operation of the Civil Service. Until the beginning of the 20th century the office of Prime Minister was unpaid and unrecognized by law, most held the salary, residence (at 10 Downing Street) and office of First Lord of the Treasury. Who the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom was has been much disputed, but many consider Sir Robert Walpole to be the first, in 1721.

Margaret Thatcher

1925-2013
Prime Minister
Sitter in 39 portraits

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

1769-1852
Field Marshal and Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 437 portraits

Harold Wilson

1916-1995
Prime Minister
Sitter in 42 portraits

Violet Helen (née Millar), Countess Attlee

1895-1964
Wife of 1st Earl Attlee
Sitter in 13 portraits

Gordon Brown

1951-
Prime Minister
Sitter in 7 portraits

John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute

1713-1792
Prime Minister
Sitter in 12 portraits

James Callaghan

1912-2005
Prime Minister
Sitter in 18 portraits

David Cameron

1966-
Prime Minister
Sitter in 1 portrait

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

1836-1908
Prime Minister
Sitter in 29 portraits

George Canning

1770-1827
Prime Minister
Sitter in 47 portraits

Augustus Henry Fitzroy, 3rd Duke of Grafton

1735-1811
Prime Minister
Sitter in 26 portraits

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

1759-1834
Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 67 portraits

George Grenville

1712-1770
Prime Minister
Sitter in 5 portraits

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford

1732-1792
Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 64 portraits

Sir Edward Heath

1916-2005
Prime Minister
Sitter in 52 portraits

Alec Douglas-Home

1903-1995
Prime Minister
Sitter in 32 portraits

William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne

1737-1805
Prime Minister and patron of the arts
Sitter associated with 67 portraits

Bonar Law

1858-1923
Prime Minister and businessman
Sitter in 22 portraits

Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool

1770-1828
Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 50 portraits

Ramsay MacDonald

1866-1937
Prime Minister
Sitter in 66 portraits