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Clement Attlee (1883-1967), Prime Minister

Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee

Sitter in 46 portraits
First elected as Labour MP for Limehouse in 1922, Attlee held positions of increasing importance in the Party becoming leader in 1935, before joining the coalition War Cabinet in 1940. In the 1945 election, Labour held its first overall majority in the House of Commons. Atlee's government laid the foundations of the Welfare State as well as nationalising the Bank of England, transport, communications, coal, gas and electricity, and the iron and steel industries. He stepped down when Labour lost the 1955 election and was succeeded as leader by Hugh Gaitskell.

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P16

Clement Attlee; Arthur Greenwood

by Felix H. Man (Hans Baumann)
bromide print, 1939
NPG P16

P241

Clement Attlee

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1944
NPG P241

P490(6)

Clement Attlee

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1944
NPG P490(6)

4593

Clement Attlee

by George Harcourt
oil on canvas, 1946
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4593

6502

Clement Attlee

by Robin Craig Guthrie
black and white chalk on paper laid on card, 1950s?
NPG 6502

4601

Clement Attlee

by David McFall
bronze head, 1965
NPG 4601

x163783

Clement Attlee

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1930
NPG x163783

x88301

Clement Attlee

by George Woodbine, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 14 November 1935
NPG x88301

x88302

Clement Attlee

by George Woodbine, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 26 October 1935
NPG x88302

x16588

Clement Attlee

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate nitrate negative, 13 September 1938
NPG x16588

x16589

Clement Attlee

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate nitrate negative, 13 September 1938
NPG x16589

x83556

Clement Attlee

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, September 1938
NPG x83556

x83557

Clement Attlee

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, September 1938
NPG x83557

x163784

Clement Attlee

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, April 1940
NPG x163784

x21930

Clement Attlee

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, August 1941
NPG x21930

x82098

Clement Attlee

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1943
NPG x82098

x134935

Ernest Bevin; Clement Attlee

by Unknown photographer, for Associated Press
bromide print, July 1945
NPG x134935

x187414

Clement Attlee

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, September 1945
NPG x187414

x2606

Clement Attlee

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1945
NPG x2606