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Ishbel Allan MacDonald (Mrs Peterkin) (1903-1982), Daughter of James Ramsay MacDonald

Sitter in 4 portraits
Ishbel MacDonald's mother Margaret MacDonald died in 1911. When her father became Prime Minister in 1924, he decided that Ishbel should take the role of his hostess at 10 Downing Street. This turned out to be a permanent role; she acted as his official hostess through his three terms of office and his years in opposition until he died in 1937.

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Ishbel Allan MacDonald (Mrs Peterkin)

by Winifred Cécile Dongworth
watercolour on ivory, 1924
NPG 5035


Ramsay MacDonald with members of his family

by Margaret MacGregor ('Peggy') Angus
oil on plywood, 1930s
NPG 6102


Lillian Ward; Ramsay MacDonald; Ishbel Allan MacDonald (Mrs Peterkin)

by P & A Photos
bromide press print, October 1929
NPG x139625


Ishbel Allan MacDonald (Mrs Peterkin)

by Hay Wrightson
bromide print, early 1930s
NPG x22272