Portrait of John Watson

'His Vandyke beard was exquisitely groomed, his abundant brown hair smoothly brushed. His morning coat and vest set off by dark striped trousers, beautifully creased ... He was the perfect picture of the statesman, the leader'. So the new Prime Minister was described (by WM Hughes) at the first meeting of his Cabinet in 1904.

NAA: A1200, L11176A