7 of 32 portraits of Alec Douglas-Home
by Suzi Malin
tempera on panel, 1980
44 in. x 29 3/4 in. (1118 mm x 756 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel (1903-1995), Prime Minister. Sitter in 32 portraits.
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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.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Gibson, Robin, The Face in the Corner: Animal Portraits from the Collections of the National Portrait Gallery, 1998, p. 23
- Robin Gibson, Pets in Portraits, 2015, p. 41
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 311
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- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: Scotland, Scottish Borders (sitter's home, The Hirsel, Coldstream, Berwickshire, Scotland)