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Sir Edward Heath

(1916-2005), Prime Minister

Sitter in 52 portraits
Prime Minister between 1970 and 1974. Heath was leader of the Conservative Party from 1965, and MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup. As Prime Minister, he was largely responsible for Britain's entry into the European Community (EEC); he was succeeded in the leadership by Margaret Thatcher and remained an active backbencher.

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Sir Edward Heath, by Eve Arnold - NPG P521

Sir Edward Heath

by Eve Arnold
bromide print, 1965
NPG P521

'Well, Marples hath gone - now what?', by John Musgrave-Wood ('Emmwood') - NPG 5363

'Well, Marples hath gone - now what?'

by John Musgrave-Wood ('Emmwood')
pen and ink and Letratone, 1967
NPG 5363

'I wouldn't mind him playing the organ if only he knew how to play it', by (Arthur Stuart) Michael Cummings ('Cummings') - NPG 5364

'I wouldn't mind him playing the organ if only he knew how to play it'

by (Arthur Stuart) Michael Cummings ('Cummings')
pen and ink and wash, 1967
NPG 5364

Sir Edward Heath, by Derek Hill - NPG 6914

Sir Edward Heath

by Derek Hill
oil on canvas, 1972
NPG 6914

Sir Edward Heath, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6782

Sir Edward Heath

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, circa 1972
NPG 6782

Sir Edward Heath, by Gerald Scarfe - NPG 6474

Sir Edward Heath

by Gerald Scarfe
ink on paper, 1973
NPG 6474

Sir Edward Heath, by Bern Schwartz - NPG P1182

Sir Edward Heath

by Bern Schwartz
dye transfer print, 5 November 1976
NPG P1182

Sir Edward Heath, by Jane Bown - NPG P377

Sir Edward Heath

by Jane Bown
bromide print, 1978
NPG P377

Sir Edward Heath, by Arnold Newman - NPG P150(20)

Sir Edward Heath

by Arnold Newman
bromide print, 1978
NPG P150(20)

Sir Edward Heath, by Sally Soames - NPG P641

Sir Edward Heath

by Sally Soames
bromide print, 1985
NPG P641

Sir Edward Heath, by Martin Jennings - NPG 6864

Sir Edward Heath

by Martin Jennings
bronze bust, 2009, based on a work of 1991
NPG 6864

Sir Edward Heath, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x166846

Sir Edward Heath

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1954
NPG x166846

Sir Edward Heath, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x170277

Sir Edward Heath

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 2 September 1959
NPG x170277

Sir Edward Heath, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x170278

Sir Edward Heath

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 2 September 1959
NPG x170278

Sir Edward Heath, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x170279

Sir Edward Heath

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 2 September 1959
NPG x170279

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