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Sir Alec Douglas-Home served as Foreign Secretary in the Macmillan administration, resigning his peerage as 14th Earl of Home to become Prime Minister from 1963 to 1964. Home steered a prudent and confident course, regaining considerable ground for the Conservative government who had been in power for a dozen years but, a year after his appointment, Labour won the general election. Retiring from the Commons in March 1974 he returned to the Lords as Lord Home of Hirsel.
oil on canvas
H 90 x W 74.5 cm