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William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898), Prime Minister and writer

Sitter associated with 286 portraits
The grand old man of British politics; leader of the Liberal Party and prime minister in four governments from 1868 to 1894; responsible for major reforms in every sphere of national life, and for the development of imperial foreign policy; divided the party on the issue of the Irish Home Rule; stamped his moral authority on the politics of his time; a considerable scholar and author in his own right.

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54

The House of Commons, 1833

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1833-1843
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 54

1125

The Coalition Ministry, 1854

by Sir John Gilbert
pencil, pen and ink and wash, 1855
NPG 1125

1125a

Engraving after 'The Coalition Ministry, 1854'

by William Walker, after Sir John Gilbert
engraving, 1857
NPG 1125a

1126

William Ewart Gladstone

by George Frederic Watts
oil on panel, 1859
On display at British Academy, London
NPG 1126

5116

Gladstone's Cabinet of 1868

by Lowes Cato Dickinson
oil on canvas, 1869-1874
On display at Palace of Westminster, London
NPG 5116

1978

William Ewart Gladstone

by Carlo Pellegrini
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 6 February 1869
NPG 1978

2309

William Ewart Gladstone

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, 1875-1900
NPG 2309

2310

William Ewart Gladstone

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, 1875-1900
NPG 2310

3637

William Ewart Gladstone

by Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt
oil on canvas, 1879
On display in Room 25 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3637

3359

William Ewart Gladstone

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3359

3360

William Ewart Gladstone

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3360

3361

William Ewart Gladstone

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3361

3363

William Ewart Gladstone

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3363

3365

William Ewart Gladstone

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3365