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Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead

(1872-1930), Lord Chancellor

Sitter in 15 portraits
Sir Frederick , 'F.E.', Smith was Attorney-General and Director of Public Prosecutions when he took on the brief at the first hearing at Bow Street Magistrates Court as Counsel for the Prosecution. Smith was Conservative Unionist MP for Liverpool Walton (1906-18), and a supporter of the Protestant Ulster Unionists. His own political speeches were described by Winston Churchill as 'verbal treasons'. He had a seat in the Cabinet throughout the War, became Lord Chancellor (1919-22) and Secretary of State for India (1924-8) and was ennobled as the first Lord Birkenhead.

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Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead, replica by Sir Oswald Birley - NPG 2552

Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead

replica by Sir Oswald Birley
oil on canvas, 1932 (circa 1922)
On display at Palace of Westminster, London
NPG 2552

Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead, by Robert Stewart Sherriffs - NPG 5224(4)

Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
pen and ink, 1929
NPG 5224(4)

Unidentified man; Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead, by Unknown photographer - NPG x194236

Unidentified man; Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 1920s
NPG x194236

Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127871

Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 5 February 1925
NPG x127871

Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127872

Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 5 February 1925
NPG x127872

Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead, by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie - NPG D2658

Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead

by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1926
NPG D2658

Winter Sports for Politicians, by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge - NPG D9605

Winter Sports for Politicians

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
ink and watercolour on artists' board, 1927
NPG D9605

Mr. Punch's Fair of British Industries, by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge - NPG D9626

Mr. Punch's Fair of British Industries

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
ink and watercolour on artists' board, 1928
NPG D9626

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Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1919
NPG x165275

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Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1919
NPG x38259

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Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead ('Men of the Day. No. 1291. "No Surrender."')

by Frederick Drummond Niblett ('Nibs')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 9 August 1911
NPG D45622

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