Ramsay MacDonald with members of his family

1 portrait of Peggy Angus

Ramsay MacDonald with members of his family, by Margaret MacGregor ('Peggy') Angus, 1930s - NPG 6102 - © estate of Peggy Angus / National Portrait Gallery, London

© estate of Peggy Angus / National Portrait Gallery, London

Ramsay MacDonald with members of his family

by Margaret MacGregor ('Peggy') Angus
oil on plywood, 1930s
24 in. x 20 in. (608 mm x 508 mm)
Purchased, 1990
Primary Collection
NPG 6102


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The illegitimate son of a Scottish farm-girl, Macdonald was born in a two-roomed 'but and ben' at Lossiemouth in Morayshire and worked his way up the ranks to become the first Labour Prime Minister of Britain in 1924. This group was painted at Chequers and shows the artist (standing by the piano) with members of the Macdonald family: Ramsay Macdonald is seated reading a newspaper and in the foreground is his son Malcolm and his daughter Ishbel. The family's housekeeper is at the piano, and Alister Macdonald's children play on the floor.

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