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Room 30
We are making a New World: Britain 1914-18

Room 30This room focusses on the Great War from 1914 to 1918, with on opposite walls large group portraits of General Officers and Statesmen of World War 1, two of three portraits commissioned by the financier Sir Abraham Bailey to commemorate the role of the army, the navy and politicians in bringing the First World War to a close. Amongst other highlights in this room are a self-portrait with model by Dame Laura Knight and portraits of Emmeline Pankhurst, Dame Maud McCarthy and Lytton Strachey.
Room introduction

12 portraits on display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery

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5581

David Richard Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty

by Sir John Lavery
oil on canvas, 1917
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5581

5831

Dame (Emma) Maud McCarthy

by Francis Owen ('Frank') Salisbury
oil on canvas, 1917
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5831

3971

Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter

by Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope
oil on canvas, 1918
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3971

4347

Radclyffe Hall

by Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel)
oil on canvas, 1918
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4347

4187

Jan Christian Smuts

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, circa 1919-1922
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4187

2654

John Denton Pinkstone French, 1st Earl of Ypres

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, circa 1919-1922
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2654

2277

Albert Ball

by Henry Poole
bronze statuette, 1920s
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2277

1954

General Officers of World War I

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1922
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1954

2463

Statesmen of World War I

by Sir James Guthrie
oil on canvas, 1924-1930
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2463

3244

David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George

by Sir William Newenham Montague Orpen
oil on canvas, 1927
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3244

2360

Emmeline Pankhurst

by Georgina Agnes Brackenbury
oil on canvas, 1927
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2360

2799

John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe

by Reginald Grenville Eves
oil on canvas, 1935
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2799