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Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne)

(1812-1900), Philanthropist; wife of William Ewart Gladstone

Sitter in 46 portraits
Catherine Glynne married William Ewart Gladstone in 1838, and although their marriage was difficult at times, William relied on the support of his wife throughout his career. Catherine would run their household, offer political advice, and even sometimes act as his secretary, whilst raising their eight children. William greatly respected Catherine's opinion, and would write to her daily during their frequent periods apart. When she died in 1900, she was buried alongside her husband at Westminster Abbey.

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Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne), by Mayall - NPG x6055

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne)

by Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG x6055

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne), by Window & Bridge - NPG x32346

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne)

by Window & Bridge
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862-1866
NPG x32346

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne); William Ewart Gladstone, by Samuel Alexander Walker - NPG x5975

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne); William Ewart Gladstone

by Samuel Alexander Walker
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862-1866
NPG x5975

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne), by William Walker & Sons - NPG Ax68081

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne)

by William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862-1866
NPG Ax68081

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne), by William Walker & Sons - NPG Ax68082

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne)

by William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862-1866
NPG Ax68082

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne); William Ewart Gladstone, by William Walker & Sons - NPG Ax68087

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne); William Ewart Gladstone

by William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862-1866
NPG Ax68087

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne), by William Walker & Sons - NPG Ax8531

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne)

by William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862-1866
NPG Ax8531

Gladstone Family Group, by Herbert Rose Barraud - NPG x5979

Gladstone Family Group

by Herbert Rose Barraud
albumen cabinet card, 1870s-1900s
NPG x5979

Mr and Mrs Gladstone and others at Deal Castle, by John Berryman - NPG x134578

Mr and Mrs Gladstone and others at Deal Castle

by John Berryman
albumen carte-de-visite, 24 August 1881
NPG x134578

Gladstone family group, by George Watmough Webster & Son - NPG x7260

Gladstone family group

by George Watmough Webster & Son
albumen print, mid-1880s
NPG x7260

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne); William Ewart Gladstone, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96223

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne); William Ewart Gladstone

by Alexander Bassano
quarter-plate glass negative, 10 March 1883
NPG x96223

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne); William Ewart Gladstone, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96225

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne); William Ewart Gladstone

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 10 March 1883
NPG x96225

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne); William Ewart Gladstone, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96226

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne); William Ewart Gladstone

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 10 March 1883
NPG x96226

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne), by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96404

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne)

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 10 March 1883
NPG x96404

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne), by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96405

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne)

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 10 March 1883
NPG x96405

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne), by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by  Richard Bentley & Son - NPG Ax5422

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne)

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Richard Bentley & Son
carbon print, published 1888
NPG Ax5422

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne), by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by  Richard Bentley & Son - NPG x5974

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne)

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Richard Bentley & Son
carbon print, published 1888
NPG x5974

'Mr. & Mrs. Gladstone, Lord & Lady Aberdeen, Professor Drummond.', by Lombardi & Co - NPG x197311

'Mr. & Mrs. Gladstone, Lord & Lady Aberdeen, Professor Drummond.'

by Lombardi & Co
albumen cabinet card, 1888
NPG x197311

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne); William Ewart Gladstone, by Herbert Rose Barraud - NPG x7933

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne); William Ewart Gladstone

by Herbert Rose Barraud
albumen cabinet card, 25 July 1889
NPG x7933

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne); William Ewart Gladstone, by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x197777

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne); William Ewart Gladstone

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1900s (25 July 1889)
NPG x197777

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne), by York & Son, after  Unknown photographer - NPG x3642

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne)

by York & Son, after Unknown photographer
glass lantern slide, 1890s
NPG x3642

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne); Dorothy Mary Catherine ('Dossie') Parish (née Drew); William Ewart Gladstone, by Robinson & Thompson, printed and published by  Swan Electric Engraving Co - NPG x5980

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne); Dorothy Mary Catherine ('Dossie') Parish (née Drew); William Ewart Gladstone

by Robinson & Thompson, printed and published by Swan Electric Engraving Co
photogravure, 1894
NPG x5980

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne); Dorothy Mary Catherine ('Dossie') Parish (née Drew), by Alfred John Penny, published by  Robert Faulkner & Co - NPG x197778

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne); Dorothy Mary Catherine ('Dossie') Parish (née Drew)

by Alfred John Penny, published by Robert Faulkner & Co
photogravure postcard print, 1902-1904 (1894)
NPG x197778

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne); William Ewart Gladstone; Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII, by George Watmough Webster & Son - NPG x4072

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne); William Ewart Gladstone; Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII

by George Watmough Webster & Son
silver gelatine printing-out paper print, 1897
NPG x4072

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne), by Elliott & Fry - NPG x127434

Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne)

by Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print on cream card mount, 1898
NPG x127434

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Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne)

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1870s-1900s
NPG x22232

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Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne)

by George Watmough Webster & Son
albumen cabinet card, 1870s-1900s
NPG x7934

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Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne)

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 31 March 1879
NPG x22231

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Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne); William Ewart Gladstone

by John Fergus
albumen print, 16 February 1889
NPG x44649

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Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne); William Ewart Gladstone

by Herbert Rose Barraud
platinotype cabinet card, 25 July 1889
NPG x5978

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Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne)

by Cyril Flower, 1st Baron Battersea
platinum print, 1890s
NPG Ax15608

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Henry Neville Gladstone, 1st Baron Gladstone of Hawarden on his wedding day with his wife and parents

by Henry Herschel Hay Cameron (later The Cameron Studio)
photogravure, 30 January 1890
NPG x9402

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Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne); William Ewart Gladstone

by Robinson & Thompson
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 19 September 1896
NPG x193304

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