16 of 67 portraits of (James) Ramsay MacDonald
published by Independent Labour Party ('I.L.P.')
halftone postcard print, circa 1910
5 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. (139 mm x 88 mm) overall
Given by Terence Pepper, 2014
Sitterback to top
- (James) Ramsay MacDonald (1866-1937), Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 67 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Independent Labour Party ('I.L.P.') (active 1893-1975). Artist associated with 1 portrait.
Events of 1910back to top
Current affairsGeorge V succeeds Edward VII to the throne.
The Liberals win narrow victories after calling two General Elections following escalating tension between the Liberal administration and the Lords reached crisis point with the Lords' unprecedented rejection of Lloyd George's 1909 budget. The budget included tax reform intended to fund social reform and a rearmament programme, but was seen by the Conservative Lords as an assault on property.