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Statesmen


180 People in group

Sir Abe Bailey, 1st Bt

Sir Abe Bailey, 1st Bt

1864-1940
Diamond magnate, politician, financier and cricketer
Sitter in 16 portraits
William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook

William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook

1879-1964
Statesman and newspaper proprietor
Sitter in 21 portraits
Prince Otto Edward Leopold von Bismarck-Schonhausen

Prince Otto Edward Leopold von Bismarck-Schonhausen

1815-1898
Prussian statesman
Sitter in 16 portraits
John Bright

John Bright

1811-1889
Statesman and orator
Sitter associated with 96 portraits
George W. Bush

George W. Bush

1946-
President of the United States
Sitter in 1 portrait
Edgar Algernon Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood

Edgar Algernon Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood

1864-1958
Statesman; a creator of the League of Nations
Sitter in 31 portraits
Sir (Joseph) Austen Chamberlain

Sir (Joseph) Austen Chamberlain

1863-1937
Politician; recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize; son of Joseph Chamberlain
Sitter in 55 portraits
Lord Randolph Churchill

Lord Randolph Churchill

1849-1895
Politician; Secretary of State for India and MP for Woodstock and Paddington South
Sitter in 36 portraits
Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon

Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon

1609-1674
Statesman
Sitter associated with 23 portraits
Georges Clemenceau

Georges Clemenceau

1841-1929
French statesman
Sitter in 8 portraits
Richard Cobden

Richard Cobden

1804-1865
Politician; MP for several constituencies, manufacturer and free trade campaigner
Sitter in 50 portraits
Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex

Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex

circa 1485-1540
Statesman
Sitter associated with 28 portraits
Ganga Singh, Maharaja of Bikaner

Ganga Singh, Maharaja of Bikaner

1880-1943
Indian Ruler and General
Sitter in 11 portraits
Arthur Henderson

Arthur Henderson

1863-1935
Politician, leader of the Labour Party, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and iron moulder
Sitter associated with 15 portraits
Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover

1874-1964
President of the United States
Sitter in 1 portrait
Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

1743-1826
President of the United States; signatory of the Declaration of Independence
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

1917-1963
Thirty fifth President of the United States
Sitter in 4 portraits
Herbert Stanley Morrison, Baron Morrison of Lambeth

Herbert Stanley Morrison, Baron Morrison of Lambeth

1888-1965
Politician; Home Secretary, Foreign Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 97 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Richard Nixon

1913-1994
President of the United States
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Pym

John Pym

1584-1643
Politician and one of the 'Five Members' whose arrest by Charles I sparked the Civil War
Sitter associated with 16 portraits
Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan

1911-2004
President of the United States
Sitter in 3 portraits
Cecil John Rhodes

Cecil John Rhodes

1853-1902
Imperialist, statesman in South Africa and mining entrepreneur
Sitter in 26 portraits
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

1882-1945
President of the United States
Sitter in 6 portraits
Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

1858-1919
President of the United States of America
Sitter in 5 portraits
Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

1563-1612
Statesman
Sitter associated with 21 portraits
Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury

1621-1683
Statesman
Sitter in 20 portraits
Philip Snowden, Viscount Snowden

Philip Snowden, Viscount Snowden

1864-1937
Statesman; Chancellor of the Exchequer
Sitter in 35 portraits
Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset

Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset

1506?-1552
Known as 'The Protector'; statesman
Sitter associated with 17 portraits
Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

1593-1641
Statesman
Sitter associated with 109 portraits
Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend

Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend

1675-1738
Statesman and agriculturalist
Sitter in 6 portraits
Sir Francis Walsingham

Sir Francis Walsingham

circa 1532-1590
Statesman
Sitter associated with 30 portraits
George Washington

George Washington

1732-1799
First President of the United States
Sitter in 22 portraits
Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare

Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare

1815-1895
Politician, Home Secretary and Lord President of the Council; ex-officio Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery
Sitter in 12 portraits
William Nevill, 1st Marquess of Abergavenny

William Nevill, 1st Marquess of Abergavenny

1826-1915
Statesman
Sitter in 9 portraits
John Adams

John Adams

1735-1826
President of the United States; signatory of the Declaration of Independence
Sitter in 1 portrait

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