A flattering likeness of Disraeli

For some years, the oil painting of Disraeli— a flattering likeness, it must be said— pictured here was the pride of Alistair Lexden’s large collection of political memorabilia. A photograph was used by an anonymous artist after the great man’s death. The painting was commissioned by the Primrose League, whose history is the subject of a short book published by Alistair Lexden in 2010.