About this artwork

As Chancellor of the Exchequer in Campbell-Bannerman's 1906 Government, Lloyd George brought in one of the most controversial budgets of the century. He had originally been a supporter of British neutrality, but the German attack on Belgium, which led to the outbreak of the First World War, changed his mind. Lloyd George became a highly successful Minister of Munitions. In 1916 he succeeded Asquith as Prime Minister, leading Britain to victory. This oil sketch was made by Guthrie in preparation for his great commission ‘Statesmen of the Great War’.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor, 1863 - 1945. Statesman
  • date created:
    1918 - 1930
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    101.60 x 76.20 cm (framed: 134.00 x 108.50 x 12.70 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Given by W.G. Gardiner and Sir Frederick C. Gardiner 1930
  • accession number:
    PG 1126
  • gallery:
  • depicted:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Sir James Guthrie

Sir James Guthrie