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Harold Wilson (1916-1995), Prime Minister

(James) Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx

Sitter in 42 portraits
Labour Prime Minister 1964-70 and 1974-6. Born in Huddersfield, Wilson studied at Oxford, where he became an Economics lecturer. Elected to Parliament in 1945, he served in Attlee's government before becoming Labour leader in 1963. Wilson won four general elections, twice as Prime Minister. He renegotiated terms of Britain's entry into the European Community, but struggled to address Britain's postwar economic decline, the pound being devalued during his time in office.

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P490(87)

Harold Wilson

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1949
NPG P490(87)

P257

Harold Wilson

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1950
NPG P257

6788

Harold Wilson

by Barry Ernest Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1960s-1970s
NPG 6788

P258

Harold Wilson

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1963
NPG P258

5358

'University of the Air'

by John Musgrave-Wood ('Emmwood')
pen and ink, Letratone and white heightening, 1963
NPG 5358

P490(88)

Harold Wilson

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1963
NPG P490(88)

6434

Frost's Breakfast

by Gerald Scarfe
pen and indian ink, 1963
NPG 6434

5362

(Alfred) Ernest Marples, 1st Baron Marples; Harold Wilson

by John Musgrave-Wood ('Emmwood')
pen and ink, Letratone and white heightening, 1965
NPG 5362

5047

Harold Wilson

by Ruskin Spear
oil on canvas, exhibited 1974
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5047

P1268

Harold Wilson

by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz
dye transfer print, 20 May 1976
NPG P1268

P150(38)

Harold Wilson

by Arnold Newman
colour dye transfer print, 1978
NPG P150(38)

x45597

Harold Wilson

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, September 1945
NPG x45597

x184222

Harold Wilson; Aneurin Bevan; Jennie Lee

by Planet News
vintage print, 27 September 1954
NPG x184222

x45598

Harold Wilson

by Walter Bird
bromide print on card mount, 25 May 1962
NPG x45598

x27447

Harold Wilson

by Unknown photographer, for Central Office of Information
bromide print, May 1962
NPG x27447

x125715

Harold Wilson

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 6 November 1963
NPG x125715

x125716

Harold Wilson

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch colour transparency, 6 November 1963
NPG x125716

x194205

Harold Wilson with 'The Beatlles'

by Central Press
vintage print, 19 March 1964
NPG x194205

x194206

Sir John Mills; Jean Merilyn Simmons; Harold Wilson

by P.A. Reuter Photos Ltd
vintage print, 19 March 1964
NPG x194206

x137578

(James) Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx

by Ruskin Spear
bromide print, 1966
NPG x137578

x137579

(James) Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx

by Ruskin Spear
bromide print, 1966
NPG x137579

x137580

(James) Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx

by Ruskin Spear
bromide print, 1966
NPG x137580

x137581

(James) Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx

by Ruskin Spear
bromide print, 1966
NPG x137581

x131285

Edward Heath; Jeremy Thorpe; Harold Wilson

by Fox Photos Ltd
modern bromide print, 27 July 1970
NPG x131285

x29885

Harold Wilson

by Sefton Samuels
bromide print, 1980
NPG x29885

D2731

Harold Wilson

by Geoffrey Davien
sculptoon, unfired clay
NPG D2731

D17944(51)

Harold Wilson

by Cecil Beaton
pencil, 1970s?
NPG D17944(51)

6635

Harold Wilson

by Victor Weisz
ink and crayon
NPG 6635

5364

'I wouldn't mind him playing the organ if only he knew how to play it'

by Michael Cummings ('Cummings')
pen and ink and wash, 1967
NPG 5364

x91813

Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx

by Elliott & Fry
vintage print
NPG x91813

x187424

Harold Wilson

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, September 1945
NPG x187424

x187425

Harold Wilson

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, September 1945
NPG x187425

x82558

Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, December 1960
NPG x82558

x82559

Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, December 1960
NPG x82559

x82560

Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, December 1960
NPG x82560

x194336

(Gladys) Mary Wilson (née Baldwin), Lady Wilson of Rievaulx; Harold Wilson

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, August 1965
NPG x194336

x1589

Harold Wilson

by Simon Livingstone
colour print on card mount, 1975
NPG x1589

x17008

Harold Wilson

by Robert Herrick
bromide print, early 1980s?
NPG x17008

D3027

Harold Wilson

by Alex Minter
pencil, 1964 or before
NPG D3027