This is a preliminary study for Guthrie's group portrait of seventeen British statesman at the time of the First World War. The final painting, nearly four metres high, is in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London. Canadian-born Bonar Law moved to Glasgow as a child. He was elected as a Unionist MP in 1900 . During the war he served as Chancellor of the Exchequer and as a member of the War Cabinet under the coalition administration of Lloyd George.