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Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (1836-1908), Prime Minister

Sitter in 23 portraits
After studying at Trinity College, Cambridge, he joined the family drapery business. He was elected as a Liberal MP in 1868 and entered the Cabinet as War Secretary in 1886. He earned a reputation as an efficient political operator. In 1898 he became Leader of the House of Commons and the following year was elected Leader of the Liberal Party. He served as Prime Minister from 1905 until ill health forced him to resign in 1908. His leadership saw the introduction of a number of important social reforms concerning factories, workshops, and mines. He advocated the introduction of sick pay and old age pensions and was sympathetic to, but not enthusiastic about, the cause of votes for women.

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3537

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
watercolour
NPG 3537

6182

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman; Henry Hartley Fowler, 1st Viscount Wolverhampton

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 3 December 1892
NPG 6182

2830

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
pen and ink, 1900s
NPG 2830

2831

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
pen and ink, 1900s
NPG 2831

2832

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
pencil, 1900s
NPG 2832

5120

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

by Harold Speed
sanguine, 1907
NPG 5120

5777

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

by Harold Speed
oil on canvas, 1907
NPG 5777

P1700(86b)

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen print, 1907 or before
NPG P1700(86b)

x5044

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
bromide print, 1890s
NPG x5044

x96137

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895?
NPG x96137

x96140

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895?
NPG x96140

x9185

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 9 December 1897
NPG x9185

x8290

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1898
NPG x8290

x13489

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype print, 1902
NPG x13489

x5186

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

by George Charles Beresford
photogravure, 1902
NPG x5186

D7691

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

by Sir Leslie Ward
pencil, 1890s-1900s
NPG D7691

D32578

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

after John Henry Frederick Bacon
autotype, after 1908
NPG D32578

x96138

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895?
NPG x96138

x96139

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895?
NPG x96139