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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.

John Major

Prime Minister
Sitter in 13 portraits

Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne

Prime Minister
Sitter in 17 portraits

Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith

Prime Minister
Sitter in 71 portraits

Henry Pelham

Prime Minister
Sitter in 6 portraits

Spencer Perceval

Prime Minister
Sitter in 19 portraits

William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland

Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 31 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 14 portraits

Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery

Prime Minister and author
Sitter in 24 portraits

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 81 portraits

Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth

Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 70 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