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Stanley Baldwin

(1867-1947), Prime Minister

Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin

Sitter in 72 portraits
Conservative politician and three times Prime Minister during the 1920s and 1930s. Baldwin's premierships saw two major political events, the General Strike and the Abdication of Edward VIII. In both he was a steadying influence and his popular public broadcasts brought the nation through the crises. After 1939, Baldwin was criticised for supposed failures, notably his doomed attempts to appease Adolf Hitler and apparent reluctance to re-arm Britain in the lead-up to war. However recent scholarship has restored his reputation revealing that a rearmament programme was in place by the time of Baldwin's retirement in 1937.

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Stanley Baldwin, by Winifred Cécile Dongworth - NPG 5030

Stanley Baldwin

by Winifred Cécile Dongworth
watercolour on ivory, exhibited 1925
NPG 5030

Stanley Baldwin, by Reginald Grenville Eves - NPG 3551

Stanley Baldwin

by Reginald Grenville Eves
oil on canvas, circa 1933
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3551

Stanley Baldwin, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(12)

Stanley Baldwin

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1933 or before
NPG 4529(12)

Stanley Baldwin, by Vandyk, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x197712

Stanley Baldwin

by Vandyk, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1900s-1910s
NPG x197712

Stanley Baldwin, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x8281

Stanley Baldwin

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1909
NPG x8281

Stanley Baldwin, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x8282

Stanley Baldwin

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1909
NPG x8282

Stanley Baldwin, by Walter Stoneman, published by  J. Millhoff & Co Ltd - NPG x196376

Stanley Baldwin

by Walter Stoneman, published by J. Millhoff & Co Ltd
bromide cigarette card, 1920; published circa 1930
NPG x196376

Stanley Baldwin, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x66736

Stanley Baldwin

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1920
NPG x66736

Stanley Baldwin; George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, by Sport & General Press Agency Ltd - NPG x139782

Stanley Baldwin; George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston

by Sport & General Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, February 1924
NPG x139782

Stanley Baldwin, by Vandyk - NPG x29061

Stanley Baldwin

by Vandyk
bromide print, 1 February 1927
NPG x29061

Stanley Baldwin, by Vandyk - NPG x372

Stanley Baldwin

by Vandyk
bromide print, 1 February 1927
NPG x372

Stanley Baldwin, by Vandyk - NPG x373

Stanley Baldwin

by Vandyk
bromide print, 1 February 1927
NPG x373

Stanley Baldwin, by Vandyk - NPG x8518

Stanley Baldwin

by Vandyk
dry-plate glass negative, 1 February 1927
NPG x8518

Stanley Baldwin, by Vandyk - NPG x8519

Stanley Baldwin

by Vandyk
dry-plate glass negative, 1 February 1927
NPG x8519

Stanley Baldwin, by Vandyk - NPG x8520

Stanley Baldwin

by Vandyk
dry-plate glass negative, 1 February 1927
NPG x8520

Stanley Baldwin, by Vandyk - NPG x8521

Stanley Baldwin

by Vandyk
dry-plate glass negative, 1 February 1927
NPG x8521

Stanley Baldwin, by Vandyk - NPG x8522

Stanley Baldwin

by Vandyk
dry-plate glass negative, 1 February 1927
NPG x8522

Stanley Baldwin, by Vandyk - NPG x8524

Stanley Baldwin

by Vandyk
dry-plate glass negative, 1 February 1927
NPG x8524

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