National Cabinet Group
13 of 45 portraits of Neville Chamberlain
National Cabinet Group
by James Jarché, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 31 August 1931
5 1/2 in. x 7 5/8 in. (140 mm x 195 mm)
Given by IPC Newspapers Limited, 1971
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Artistsback to top
Sittersback to top
- Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin (1867-1947), Prime Minister. Sitter in 71 portraits.
- (Arthur) Neville Chamberlain (1869-1940), Prime Minister; son of Joseph Chamberlain. Sitter in 45 portraits.
- (James) Ramsay MacDonald (1866-1937), Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 67 portraits.
- Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading (1860-1935), Lord Chief Justice, diplomat and Viceroy of India. Sitter associated with 25 portraits.
- Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel (1870-1963), Home Secretary, 1st High Commissioner of Palestine and leader of the Liberal Party. Sitter in 45 portraits.
- John Sankey, Viscount Sankey (1866-1948), Lord Chancellor. Sitter in 25 portraits.
- Philip Snowden, Viscount Snowden (1864-1937), Statesman; Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sitter in 35 portraits.
- Philip Cunliffe-Lister (né Lloyd-Greame), 1st Earl of Swinton (1884-1972), Politician; President of the Board of Trade. Sitter in 29 portraits.
- Samuel John Gurney Hoare, Viscount Templewood (1880-1959), Politician and Ambassador; Foreign Secretary. Sitter in 14 portraits.
- James Henry Thomas (1874-1949), Trade unionist and Labour politician; MP for Derby and Secretary of State for the Colonies. Sitter associated with 23 portraits.
Events of 1931back to top
Current affairsSailors at the Invergordon naval base mutiny in response to pay cuts. The cuts of up to 25% were part of the government's attempt to deal with the Great Depression by reducing public spending. Sailors protested by holding meetings and refusing orders.
Dr Harold Moody founds the League of Coloured Peoples, lobbying for equal rights for black people in Britain and for international civil rights.
Art and scienceThe modern tube map is introduced. Harry Beck's design was unique in following the properties of a circuit diagram rather than the geographical location of the stations.
The Vic-Wells Ballet company is founded by Dame Ninette de Valois and housed by Lilian Baylis at Sadler's Wells Theatre. It was granted a Royal Charter in 1957 and became the Royal Ballet.
InternationalThe Second Spanish Republic is established. Following an election dominated by the Republicans, King Alfonso XIII abdicated and a new constitution was drawn up.
The Statute of Westminster grants legislative equality to the self-governing Dominions of the British Empire. The Statue decreed that the British Government could no longer make ordinary law for the dominions unless it was at their request and with their consent.