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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 30 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

The Imperial War Cabinet, by Vandyk - NPG x32125

The Imperial War Cabinet

by Vandyk
negative, 25 June 1918
NPG x32125

Bonar Law, by London News Agency - NPG x182348

Bonar Law

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

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

In the Spring a Press-Man's Fancy- (Bonar Law; David Lloyd George), by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge - NPG D9828

In the Spring a Press-Man's Fancy- (Bonar Law; David Lloyd George)

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
pen and ink on artists' board, 1921
NPG D9828

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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Bonar Law

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1923
NPG x168853

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