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Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013), Prime Minister

Margaret Hilda Thatcher (née Roberts), Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven

Sitter in 35 portraits
Conservative Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990. Margaret Thatcher was the first woman to hold the office in Britain and was re-elected twice, in 1983 and 1987. Educated at Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School and Somerville College, Oxford, her first career was as a research chemist (1947-51). She was called to the Bar, Lincoln's Inn, in 1954. Her career at the House of Commons began when she was elected MP for Finchley in 1959. Created a Life Peer in 1992.

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P255

Margaret Thatcher

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1976
NPG P255

P490(76)

Margaret Thatcher

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1976
NPG P490(76)

P1261

Margaret Thatcher

by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz
dye transfer print, 24 May 1977
NPG P1261

P176

Margaret Thatcher

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print, 1981
NPG P176

P177

Margaret Thatcher

by Norman Parkinson
colour print, 1981
NPG P177

6010

Margaret Thatcher

by Gerald Scarfe
pen and indian ink, 1983
NPG 6010

5728

Margaret Thatcher

by Rodrigo Moynihan
oil on canvas, 1983-1985
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5728

6476

Margaret Thatcher

by Gerald Scarfe
ink and watercolour on paper, 1983
NPG 6476

P415

Margaret Thatcher

by Brian Griffin
bromide print, 1986
NPG P415

6834

The House of Commons, 24 July 1986

by Christopher John ('Chris') Orr
aquatint and etching, 1986
NPG 6834

x165791

Margaret Thatcher

by Walter Bird
bromide print on card mount, 15 November 1961
NPG x165791

x194330

Margaret Thatcher; Sir Edward Heath

by Central Press
vintage print, October 1970
NPG x194330

x136993

Margaret Thatcher

by Clay Perry
C-type colour print, 1974
NPG x136993

x128604

Margaret Thatcher

by Robin Laurance
bromide print from digital scan, February 1975
NPG x128604

x194195

Margaret Thatcher with her Shadow Cabinet , 1975

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
vintage print, 20 February 1975
NPG x194195

x125612

Margaret Thatcher

by David Bailey
bromide fibre print, 1975
NPG x125612

x131958

The Conservative Shadow Cabinet

by Tom Blau
modern C-type from original transparency, 1977
NPG x131958

x182327

Margaret Thatcher and the Cabinet of 1979

by Central Press
vintage print, June 1979
NPG x182327

x30176

Margaret Thatcher

by Norman Parkinson
cibachrome print, 1981
NPG x30176

x88867

Margaret Thatcher

by Gemma Levine
bromide print, 1986
NPG x88867

x35905

Margaret Thatcher

by Michael Birt
bromide print, 14 May 1990
NPG x35905

x76177

Margaret Thatcher

by Jeff Overs
resin print, August 1993
NPG x76177

x128527

Margaret Thatcher; Fergus Greer

by Fergus Greer
bromide print, 1995
NPG x128527

x126810

Margaret Thatcher

by Fergus Greer
bromide fibre print, 1995
NPG x126810

P507

Margaret Thatcher

by Helmut Newton
bromide print, 1991
NPG P507

x82667

Margaret Thatcher

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1961
NPG x82667

x184139

Jean Fraser; Margaret Thatcher

by Derek Bayes
vintage print, April 1975
NPG x184139

x194329

Margaret Thatcher

by Central Press
vintage print, 24 April 1979
NPG x194329

x29875

Margaret Thatcher

by Simon Livingstone
colour print, 1987
NPG x29875

x126072

Margaret Thatcher and members of John Major's cabinet

by Ian Waldie, for Reuters
digital colour print, 12 October 1994
NPG x126072

D43009

'Gone with the Wind' (Ronald Reagan; Margaret Thatcher)

by Bob Light, and by John Houston, printed by East End Offset Ltd, published by Socialist Workers Party
offset lithograph printed in blue and red, 1981 or after
NPG D43009