Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton(1894-1986), Prime Minister
Sitter in 38 portraits
Prime Minister. A member of the publishing dynasty, Macmillan served in the 1914-18 war, and was wounded three times. He won Stockton-on-Tees for the Conservatives (1924-29, and 1931-45). Macmillan wrote an argument for Conservatism, The Middle Way (1938) and was regarded by many of his party as a 'neo-socialist'. A firm anti-appeaser before the Second World War, he was a 'hawk' over Suez. He succeeded Anthony Eden as Prime Minister in 1957. On foreign policy he was a European, and in 1961-2 tried to accede to the Treaty of Rome and the EEC, but was faced with De Gaulle's veto. The Profumo affair and ill-health led to his departure from politics in 1964.
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
Explore the portrait of Harold Macmillan by Geoffrey Davien (NPG D2735) from all angles
by William Papas ('Papas')
pen and ink, early 1960s
by Neville Colvin ('Colvin')
pen and ink and Letratone, 1962
by Victor Weisz
pencil, pen and ink and white heightening, published in Evening Standard 5 April 1962
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