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Oswald Mosley

(1896-1980), Politician and founder of the British Union of Fascists

Sir Oswald Mosley, 6th Bt

Sitter in 21 portraits
Mosley became Conservative MP for Harrow in 1918, but left the party over its Irish policy in 1920 and stood as an Independent in 1922. In 1924 he joined the Labour Party and won Smethwick in 1926, having supported the miners in the General Strike. He resigned when his economic policies were rejected and started the New Party. Their meetings were policed by a squad of stewards, known as the 'blackshirts'. After visiting Italy, where he met Benito Mussolini, he founded the British Union of Fascists. In 1936 Mosley married, in Hitler's presence, Diana Guinness, sister of Unity Mitford. The couple were interned from 1940 to 1943 and spent the rest of World War II under house arrest.

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Oswald Mosley, by Glyn Warren Philpot - NPG L184

Oswald Mosley

by Glyn Warren Philpot
oil on canvas, 1925
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L184

Oswald Mosley, by Herbert Samuel ('Bert') Thomas - NPG 5479

Oswald Mosley

by Herbert Samuel ('Bert') Thomas
ink, 1930s?
NPG 5479

Oswald Mosley, by Donald Edward Green - NPG 5533

Oswald Mosley

by Donald Edward Green
pencil, 1968
NPG 5533

Oswald Mosley, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18939

Oswald Mosley

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 28 October 1922
NPG x18939

Oswald Mosley, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18938

Oswald Mosley

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 28 October 1922
NPG x18938

Oswald Mosley, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18940

Oswald Mosley

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 28 October 1922
NPG x18940

Oswald Mosley, by Central Press - NPG x182408

Oswald Mosley

by Central Press
bromide press print, 9 September 1924
NPG x182408

Oswald Mosley, by Keystone Press Agency Ltd - NPG x182396

Oswald Mosley

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 1933
NPG x182396

Oswald Mosley during his trial, by Hamlin, for  Daily Herald - NPG x88280

Oswald Mosley during his trial

by Hamlin, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 18 December 1934
NPG x88280

Oswald Mosley, by Central Press - NPG x182395

Oswald Mosley

by Central Press
bromide press print, 4 October 1936
NPG x182395

Oswald Mosley, by Mark Gerson - NPG x25209

Oswald Mosley

by Mark Gerson
chlorobromide print, 1967
NPG x25209

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Oswald Mosley

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 November 1915
NPG x80815

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Oswald Mosley

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 November 1915
NPG x80816

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Oswald Mosley

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 November 1915
NPG x80817

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Oswald Mosley

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 November 1915
NPG x80818

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Oswald Mosley

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1931
NPG x186746

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Oswald Mosley

by Central Press
bromide press print, 4 October 1936
NPG x182394

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Oswald Pirow; Oswald Mosley; Diana Mitford (later Lady Mosley)

by Brenard Press Ltd
bromide press print, 8 April 1948
NPG x184100

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