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81 People in group: Great War grouping; The Great War: Politicians

Politicians from all over the world were drawn together from initial secret talks, to the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. Great Britain began the war under Herbert Asquith, who led a coalition government from 1915, and was then taken over the following year by David Lloyd George and his formation of the War Cabinet.

Winston Churchill

1874-1965
Prime Minister
Sitter in 166 portraits

Christopher Addison, 1st Viscount Addison

1869-1951
Statesman
Sitter in 20 portraits

Leopold Stennett Amery

1873-1955
Politician; Secretary of State for India and writer
Sitter in 24 portraits

Thomas Gair Ashton, 1st Baron Ashton-of-Hyde

1855-1933
Politician and Justice of the Peace
Sitter in 7 portraits

George Ranken Askwith, Baron Askwith

1861-1942
Industrial arbitrator and civil servant
Sitter in 16 portraits

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour

1848-1930
Prime Minister and philosopher
Sitter in 125 portraits

George Nicoll Barnes

1859-1940
Trade unionist and politician, MP for Glasgow
Sitter in 11 portraits

Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg

1856-1921
German politician; Chancellor of the German Empire
Sitter in 1 portrait

Alfred Bigland

1855-1936
Politician and industrialist
Sitter in 5 portraits

Ganga Singh, Maharaja of Bikaner

1880-1943
Indian Ruler and general
Sitter in 10 portraits

Sir Henry Birchenough, 1st Bt

1853-1937
Government advisor
Sitter in 4 portraits

Sir Robert Laird Borden

1854-1937
Prime Minister of Canada
Sitter in 7 portraits

Louis Botha

1862-1919
General and South African statesman
Sitter in 6 portraits

James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce

1838-1922
Jurist, historian and politician; MP for Tower Hamlets and Aberdeen South
Sitter in 14 portraits

Edward Carson, 1st Baron Carson

1854-1935
Ulster leader and advocate
Sitter in 17 portraits

George Cave, Viscount Cave

1856-1928
Lawyer and statesman
Sitter in 7 portraits

Edgar Algernon Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood

1864-1958
Statesman; a creator of the League of Nations
Sitter in 27 portraits

Sir (Joseph) Austen Chamberlain

1863-1937
Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and politician; son of Joseph Chamberlain
Sitter in 45 portraits

Count Sutemi Chinda

1856-1929
Japanese ambassador to London
Sitter in 1 portrait

Sir William Henry Clark

1876-1952
Civil servant
Sitter in 10 portraits

Georges Clemenceau

1841-1929
French statesman
Sitter in 7 portraits

Sir Joseph Cook

1860-1947
Prime Minister of Australia
Sitter in 2 portraits

Sir Herbert James Creedy

1878-1973
Civil servant
Sitter in 6 portraits

George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston

1859-1925
Politician, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, traveller and Viceroy of India
Sitter associated with 28 portraits

Sir Maurice William Ernest de Bunsen, Bt

1852-1932
Diplomat
Sitter in 7 portraits

Sir Richard Douglas Denman, 1st Bt

1876-1957
Civil servant
Sitter in 7 portraits

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

1865-1948
Politician, Secretary of State for War and British Ambassador to France, racehorse owner and soldier
Sitter in 37 portraits

Hudson Ewbanke Kearley, 1st Viscount Devonport

1856-1934
Grocer and politician, MP for Devonport
Sitter in 11 portraits

William Hayes Fisher, 1st Baron Downham

1853-1920
Politician; President of the Local Government Board and Minister of Information
Sitter in 12 portraits

Sir Francis Edmund Hugh Elliot

1851-1940
Diplomat
Sitter in 1 portrait

Alfred Emmott, 1st Baron Emmott

1858-1926
Politician and cotton manufacturer
Sitter in 4 portraits

Thomas Robinson Ferens

1847-1930
Businessman, politician and philanthropist
Sitter in 3 portraits

Sir George Eulas Foster

1847-1931
Canadian statesman
Sitter in 6 portraits

Sir Howard Frank, 1st Bt

1871-1932
Estate agent and public servant
Sitter in 4 portraits

Jack Pease

1860-1943
Politician and businessman
Sitter in 16 portraits

Auckland Campbell Geddes, 1st Baron Geddes

1879-1954
Lieutenant and politician, ambassador to the United States
Sitter in 15 portraits

Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

1875-1937
Minister of Transport
Sitter in 19 portraits

Sir William Athelstane Meredith Goode

1875-1944
Journalist and financial adviser
Sitter in 12 portraits

Sir (William) Guy Granet

1867-1943
Barrister and railway administrator
Sitter in 6 portraits

Sir (William) Graham Greene

1857-1950
Civil servant
Sitter in 6 portraits

Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon

1862-1933
Foreign Secretary
Sitter in 39 portraits

Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt

1863-1922
Politician, MP and Secretary of State for the Colonies
Sitter in 14 portraits

(Frederick) Leverton Harris

1864-1926
Politician and art collector
Sitter in 3 portraits

Sir (John) Douglas Hazen

1860-1937
Member of the Canadian Parliament and barrister
Sitter in 5 portraits

Arthur Henderson

1863-1935
Politician, leader of the Labour Party, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and iron moulder
Sitter in 10 portraits

Sir John Prescott Hewett

1854-1941
Politician and administrator in India
Sitter in 4 portraits

Sir William Thomas Francis Horwood

1868-1943
Brigadier-General; Head London Metropolitan Police (1920-28)
Sitter in 10 portraits

William Morris Hughes

1864-1952
Prime Minister of Australia
Sitter in 1 portrait

Henry Mayers Hyndman

1842-1921
Socialist leader
Sitter in 4 portraits

Albert Holden Illingworth, 1st Baron Illingworth

1865-1942
Politician; Postmaster General
Sitter in 9 portraits

Sir Henry Charles Miller Lambert

1868-1935
Senior Crown Agent for the Colonies
Sitter in 8 portraits

Andrew Bonar Law

1858-1923
Prime Minister and businessman
Sitter in 20 portraits

Arthur Hamilton Lee, 1st Viscount Lee of Fareham

1868-1947
Statesman, benefactor and art patron
Sitter in 6 portraits

Sir Maurice Levy

1859-1933
Politician and Managing Director of Hart and Levy Ltd
Sitter in 2 portraits

David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George

1863-1945
Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 125 portraits

Walter Hume Long, 1st Viscount Long of Wraxall

1854-1924
Politician; Secretary of State for the Colonies and First Lord of the Admiralty
Sitter in 21 portraits

Sir Percy Lyham Loraine, 12th Bt

1880-1961
Diplomat
Sitter in 1 portrait

Ramsay MacDonald

1866-1937
Prime Minister
Sitter in 63 portraits

William Ferguson Massey

1856-1925
Prime Minister of New Zealand; plenipotentiary at the 1919 Peace Conference
Sitter in 10 portraits

Arthur Meighen

1874-1960
Prime Minister of Canada
Sitter in 8 portraits