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Arthur Henderson

(1863-1935), Politician, leader of the Labour Party, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and iron moulder

Sitter associated with 15 portraits
Worked for an iron foundry from the age of twelve. In 1892 Henderson was elected to a post for the Iron Founders Union. He became an MP for the Labour Representation Committee (later the Labour Party) in 1900. In 1915 he was the first member of the Labour Party to become a member of the Cabinet, as President of the Board of Education. He was appointed to the Cabinet as Foreign Secretary in 1929. While in this post he presided over the world disarmament conference at Geneva that opened in 1932. His efforts to achieve disarmament at a time marked by rearmament in Europe and the Far East earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1934. He was leader of the Labour Party for three short terms between 1908 and 1931.

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Arthur Henderson, by Lilian Mary Mayer - NPG 2067

Arthur Henderson

by Lilian Mary Mayer
watercolour on ivory, 1924
NPG 2067

Arthur Henderson, by Powys Evans - NPG 6799

Arthur Henderson

by Powys Evans
pen and ink, 1924
NPG 6799

Arthur Henderson, by Ivan Opffer - NPG 5441

Arthur Henderson

by Ivan Opffer
brown chalk, 1930s
NPG 5441

Arthur Henderson, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x20386

Arthur Henderson

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1903
NPG x20386

'The Labour Group in the House of Commons, Photographed Feb. 13th 1906 on the Terrace', probably after Charles Henry Park - NPG x193150

'The Labour Group in the House of Commons, Photographed Feb. 13th 1906 on the Terrace'

probably after Charles Henry Park
halftone postcard print, 1906 (13 February 1906)
NPG x193150

Arthur Henderson, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39094

Arthur Henderson

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39094

Ramsay MacDonald and his cabinet of 1924, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x182171

Ramsay MacDonald and his cabinet of 1924

by Elliott & Fry
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 1924
NPG x182171

'The Labour Cabinet, 1929', by Barratt's - NPG x197884

'The Labour Cabinet, 1929'

by Barratt's
bromide postcard print, 1929
NPG x197884

Arthur Henderson, by Edmond Xavier Kapp - NPG D32481

Arthur Henderson

by Edmond Xavier Kapp
lithograph, 1933-1936
NPG D32481

Arthur Henderson, by Edmond Xavier Kapp - NPG D35687

Arthur Henderson

by Edmond Xavier Kapp
lithograph, 1933-1936
NPG D35687

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