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Andrew Bonar Law (1858-1923), Prime Minister and businessman

Sitter in 20 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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2358

Andrew Bonar Law

by Minnie Agnes Cohen
pencil, 1890
NPG 2358

2847

Andrew Bonar Law

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

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

x197796

Andrew Bonar Law

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

x32125

The Imperial War Cabinet

by Vandyk
negative, 25 June 1918
NPG x32125

x182348

Andrew Bonar Law

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

D5037

Andrew Bonar Law

after Unknown photographer
photogravure, published 1913
NPG D5037

D1688

Andrew Bonar Law

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

D1674

Andrew Bonar Law

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

x90207

Andrew Bonar Law

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print
NPG x90207

x81978

Andrew Bonar Law

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative
NPG x81978

x81979

Andrew Bonar Law

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative
NPG x81979

x21157

Andrew Bonar Law

by Bassano Ltd
print, circa 1913
NPG x21157

x21182

Andrew Bonar Law

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

x168853

Andrew Bonar Law

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1923
NPG x168853

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