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STANLEY BALDWIN (1867-1947) Portrait Signed
Name: STANLEY BALDWIN (1867-1947) Portrait Signed
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  STANLEY BALDWIN (1867-1947) Portrait Signed
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STANLEY BALDWIN Portrait Signed.

British Conservative politician and three times prime minister (1923-24, 1924-29 and 1935-37).
 
Portrait Signed in ink on the mount with good full autograph signature.  The portrait is after the painting by Glyn Philpot and shows STANLEY BALDWIN in academic robes. Baldwin posed for the portrait on the occasion of the conferral of his honorary LL.D degree by the University of St. Andrew's in 1923.
 
The colour image measures approx. 7 x 11 inches. The overall size (including mount and frame is approx. 10.25 x 14.25 inches. Framed and glazed. In fine condition.
 
Stanley Baldwin dominated British politics between the wars. He was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1922 and in 1923 became prime minister for the first time. In that year he was given an honorary degree in law by St Andrew's University. His first administration was short-lived and he was ousted by Ramsay Macdonald's first Labour Government. However, he regained power in 1924 and his government had the dubious distinction of governing through the General Strike of 1926 and the Great Depression.

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