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Winston Churchill (1874-1965), Prime Minister

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Sitter in 166 portraits
Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace, his family's estate. In 1900, he entered parliament and by 1911 he had become First Lord of the Admiralty. He resigned in 1915, having been held responsible for the failure of the Dardanelles expedition. He saw active service in World War I, before returning to ministerial office in 1917. As Chancellor of the Exchequer, he returned Britain to the gold standard, which led to the General Strike of 1926. He resigned in 1931, opposing his party's policy of self-government for India. He consistently opposed appeasement with Hitler, and challenged Chamberlain's leadership in 1940, succeeding him as Prime Minister to become Britain's greatest war-time leader.

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D9682

Winston Churchill ('The Prodigal's Return')

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
pen and ink on artists' board, 1924
NPG D9682

D2664

Winston Churchill

by Alick P.F. Ritchie
cigarette card, 1926
NPG D2664

D9605

Winter Sports for Politicians

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

D2612

Winston Churchill

by Tom Cottrell
cigarette card, 1929
NPG D2612

D2695

Winston Churchill

by Unknown artist, issued by Godfrey Phillips
cigarette card, 1932
NPG D2695

D33258

Winston Churchill

after Alfred Egerton Cooper
collotype, (1942)
NPG D33258

x86705

Winston Churchill

by Elliott & Fry
vintage print
NPG x86705

x32179

Winston Churchill

by Unknown photographer
half-plate glass negative, December 1899
NPG x32179

x32180

Winston Churchill

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass copy negative, 1899
NPG x32180

x197756

Winston Churchill

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, 1900s
NPG x197756

x9446

Winston Churchill

by Walter Stoneman
copy negative, 1903
NPG x9446

x197883

'King Edward & His Empire Builders'

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, circa 1907
NPG x197883

x189649

Winston Churchill

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass copy negative, November 1948 (April 1941)
NPG x189649

x1772

Winston Churchill

by Howard Coster
bromide print
NPG x1772

x1774

Winston Churchill

by Howard Coster
bromide print
NPG x1774

x2197

Winston Churchill

by Howard Coster
bromide print
NPG x2197

x2198

Winston Churchill

by Howard Coster
bromide print
NPG x2198

x165590

Winston Churchill

by Walter Stoneman
copy negative, April 1941
NPG x165590

x5912

Winston Churchill

by Walter Stoneman
copy negative, copied February 1942
NPG x5912

x136175

Diana, Viscountess Norwich (Lady Diana Cooper); Winston Churchill

probably by Virginia Surtees
vintage snapshot print, circa 1946
NPG x136175

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