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Bonar Law

(1858-1923), Prime Minister and businessman

Andrew Bonar Law

Sitter in 22 portraits
Born in New Brunswick, Canada but moved to Scotland in 1870; Bonar Law became a partner in the company of William Jacks & Co., an iron merchants, well respected by the Glasgow business community; he relinquished his partnership in Jacks and embarked on a full-time political career; eventually became leader of the Conservative Party in 1911; when a new government was formed in 1916, Bonar Law became chancellor of the exchequer, leader of the House of Commons and the effective deputy premier; in 1919 he spent time in Paris with the British delegation at the Versailles conference; Bonar Law became Prime Minister in 1922 but resigned in 1923 after being diagnosed with an incurable cancer of the throat.

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Bonar Law, by Minnie Agnes Cohen - NPG 2358

Bonar Law

by Minnie Agnes Cohen
pencil, 1890
NPG 2358

Bonar Law, by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.') - NPG 2847

Bonar Law

by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
pen and ink, 1900s?
NPG 2847

Statesmen of World War I, by Sir James Guthrie - NPG 2463

Statesmen of World War I

by Sir James Guthrie
oil on canvas, 1924-1930
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2463

Bonar Law, by Bassano Ltd, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x197796

Bonar Law

by Bassano Ltd, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1913
NPG x197796

Bonar Law, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x168853

Bonar Law

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1923
NPG x168853

Bonar Law, by London News Agency - NPG x182348

Bonar Law

by London News Agency
bromide press print, 1930s
NPG x182348

Bonar Law ('Men of the Day. No. 1326.

Bonar Law ('Men of the Day. No. 1326. "the opposition."')

by 'Strickland'
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 10 April 1912
NPG D45657

Bonar Law, after Unknown photographer - NPG D5037

Bonar Law

after Unknown photographer
photogravure, published 1913
NPG D5037

Bonar Law, by Powys Evans - NPG D1688

Bonar Law

by Powys Evans
pencil, 1920s-1930s
NPG D1688

Bonar Law, by Powys Evans - NPG D1674

Bonar Law

by Powys Evans
pencil, sketch for Quiz cartoon (Eighty eight cartoons, 1926, no. 7)
NPG D1674

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Bonar Law

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print
NPG x90207

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Bonar Law

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative
NPG x81978

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Bonar Law

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative
NPG x81979

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Bonar Law

by Bassano Ltd
print, circa 1913
NPG x21157

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Bonar Law

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass copy negative, 1913
NPG x21182

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