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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.

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt

Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 217 portraits

Henry Pelham

Prime Minister
Sitter in 6 portraits

Spencer Perceval

Prime Minister
Sitter in 18 portraits

William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland

Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 30 portraits

Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon

Prime Minister
Sitter in 19 portraits

Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham

Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 13 portraits

Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery

Prime Minister and author
Sitter in 24 portraits

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

Prime Minister and writer
Sitter in 239 portraits

Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 79 portraits

Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth

Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 69 portraits

Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton

Prime Minister
Sitter in 36 portraits

Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington

Prime Minister; Speaker of the House of Commons
Sitter in 6 portraits

Harold Wilson

Prime Minister
Sitter in 42 portraits