2 of 17 portraits of Oswald Mosley
by Herbert Samuel ('Bert') Thomas
14 7/8 in. x 10 3/8 in. (378 mm x 264 mm)
Given by Dudley Snelgrove, 1982
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- Sir Oswald Mosley, 6th Bt (1896-1980), Politician; Fascist leader. Sitter in 17 portraits.
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- Herbert Samuel ('Bert') Thomas (1883-1966), Cartoonist. Artist of 3 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
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A Conservative (1918-22), Independent (1922-4) and Labour MP (1924, 1926-31), Mosley was eventually expelled from the Labour Party after a concerted attempt to win the Party round to a planned expansionist economic policy. In 1931 he founded the New Party, succeeded in 1932 by the British Union of Fascists which became influenced by Nazism. He and his wife were interned 1940-3.