Sir James Guthrie

Andrew Bonar Law, 1858 - 1923. Statesman (study for portrait in Statesmen of World War I, 1914 - 1918, in the National Portrait Gallery, London)

About this artwork

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.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Andrew Bonar Law, 1858 - 1923. Statesman (study for portrait in Statesmen of World War I, 1914 - 1918, in the National Portrait Gallery, London)
  • date created:
    About 1924
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    91.10 x 71.10 cm (framed: 113.50 x 93.30 x 8.10 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Presented by W.G. Gardiner and Sir Frederick C. Gardiner 1930
  • accession number:
    PG 1127
  • gallery:
  • depicted:
  • subject:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Sir James Guthrie

Sir James Guthrie