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Margot Asquith

(1864-1945), Society hostess; second wife of 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith; daughter of Sir Charles Tennant, 1st Bt

Margaret Emma Alice ('Margot') Asquith (née Tennant), Countess of Oxford and Asquith

Sitter associated with 53 portraits
Daughter of the industrialist and politician Sir Charles Tennant, a popular figure in society Margaret was acquainted with many of the leading politicians and thinkers of the day. In 1894 she married the future Prime Minister Herbert Asquith as his second wife. She was outspoken in her opinions and a strong supporter of the Liberal Party. Fiercely loyal towards her husband, she discussed his political decisions with him throughout his career until he appointed Lloyd George as War Secretary in 1916 against her advice. When Herbert Asquith died in 1928, Margot fell into financial difficulty, and took to writing her memoirs as a source of income.

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Margot Asquith, by Baron Adolph de Meyer - NPG P166

Margot Asquith

by Baron Adolph de Meyer
vintage bromide print, 1922
NPG P166

Margot Asquith, by Baron Adolph de Meyer - NPG P165

Margot Asquith

by Baron Adolph de Meyer
vintage bromide print, 1922
NPG P165

Margot Asquith, by Lucia Moholy - NPG P128

Margot Asquith

by Lucia Moholy
bromide print, 1935
On display at Tate Britain, London
NPG P128

Margot Asquith, by John Thomson - NPG x193215

Margot Asquith

by John Thomson
platinum print, 1890
NPG x193215

Margot Asquith as an Oriental Snake Charmer, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x18797

Margot Asquith as an Oriental Snake Charmer

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1897
NPG x18797

Margot Asquith as an Oriental Snake Charmer, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x18798

Margot Asquith as an Oriental Snake Charmer

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1897
NPG x18798

Margot Asquith as an Oriental Snake Charmer, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x18800

Margot Asquith as an Oriental Snake Charmer

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1897
NPG x18800

Margot Asquith as an Oriental Snake Charmer, by Alexander Bassano, photogravure by  Walker & Boutall - NPG Ax41108

Margot Asquith as an Oriental Snake Charmer

by Alexander Bassano, photogravure by Walker & Boutall
photogravure, 1897; published 1899
NPG Ax41108

Margot Asquith as an Oriental Snake Charmer, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x18799

Margot Asquith as an Oriental Snake Charmer

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1897
NPG x18799

'The Great Petticoat Lane Fair: Some Prominent Stallholders at the Albert Hall', by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax105838

'The Great Petticoat Lane Fair: Some Prominent Stallholders at the Albert Hall'

by Unknown photographer
halftone reproduction tear sheet, 1915-1916
NPG Ax105838

Margot Asquith, by Howard Instead - NPG Ax24999

Margot Asquith

by Howard Instead
matte bromide print, 1920s
NPG Ax24999

Margot Asquith, for Bain News Service - NPG x194408

Margot Asquith

for Bain News Service
bromide press print, 2 February 1922
NPG x194408

Lytton Strachey; Margot Asquith, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141458

Lytton Strachey; Margot Asquith

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1923
NPG Ax141458

'The Wharf', by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax142198

'The Wharf'

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1925
NPG Ax142198

'The Wharf', by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax142199

'The Wharf'

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1925
NPG Ax142199

'The Wharf' (Margot Asquith), by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax142200

'The Wharf' (Margot Asquith)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1925
NPG Ax142200

'The Wharf', by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax142201

'The Wharf'

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1925
NPG Ax142201

Margot Asquith, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14176

Margot Asquith

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1927
NPG x14176

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