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Aga Khan III (Mohammed Shah)
by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie
1926
NPG D2651

Robert Baden-Powell
by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie
1926
NPG D2652

Charlie Chaplin
by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie
1926
NPG D2662

Winston Churchill
by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie
1926
NPG D2664

Sir Harry Lauder
by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie
1926
NPG D2675

David Lloyd George
by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie
1926
NPG D2677

Dame Gracie Fields
by Unknown artist, issued by Godfrey Phillips
1932
NPG D2714

Stanley Baldwin
by Unknown artist, issued by Godfrey Phillips
1932
NPG D2716

Al Jolson
by Unknown artist, issued by Godfrey Phillips
1932
NPG D2721

G.K. Chesterton
by Unknown artist, issued by Godfrey Phillips
1932
NPG D2723

Sir Gordon Richards
by Unknown artist, issued by Godfrey Phillips
1932
NPG D2718

(Richard Horatio) Edgar Wallace
by Unknown artist, issued by Godfrey Phillips
1932
NPG D2720

Sir John Martin-Harvey
by Unknown artist, issued by Godfrey Phillips
1932
NPG D2722

William Ralph Inge
by Unknown artist, issued by Godfrey Phillips
1932
NPG D2724

Jimmy McGrory
after Unknown artist
published 1934
NPG D8790

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