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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.

Violet Helen (née Millar), Countess Attlee

Wife of 1st Earl Attlee
Sitter in 13 portraits

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 67 portraits

George Grenville

Prime Minister
Sitter in 5 portraits

Alec Douglas-Home

Prime Minister
Sitter in 32 portraits

Henry Pelham

Prime Minister
Sitter in 6 portraits

William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland

Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 31 portraits

Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery

Prime Minister and author
Sitter in 24 portraits

Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington

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