Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel

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Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel, by Suzi Malin, 1980 - NPG 5367 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel

by Suzi Malin
tempera on panel, 1980
44 in. x 29 3/4 in. (1118 mm x 756 mm)
Commissioned, 1980
Primary Collection
NPG 5367


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Douglas-Home, the Tory statesman, relinquished his title as 14th Earl of Home in 1963 to become Prime Minister (1963-4). Having served as Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs under Macmillan (1960-3), he returned to the same office under Edward Heath (1970-4). This portrait was painted from life studies made at Lord Home's Scottish home, The Hirsel, Berwickshire, in April of 1980. He is seated on the riverbank with his fishing rod in his hand and his retriever Crispen by his side. Commissioned by the Trustees.

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  • NPG 5383: Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel (study)

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