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William Ewart Gladstone

(1809-1898), Prime Minister and writer

Sitter associated with 315 portraits
The grand old man of British politics; leader of the Liberal Party and prime minister in four governments from 1868 to 1894. Gladstone was responsible for major reforms in every sphere of national life, and for the development of imperial foreign policy. He divided the party on the issue of the Irish Home Rule and stamped his moral authority on the politics of his time. He was a considerable scholar and author in his own right.

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William Ewart Gladstone; William Glynne Charles Gladstone, by Daniel Albert Wehrschmidt (Veresmith), published by  Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, after  Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt - NPG D34524

William Ewart Gladstone; William Glynne Charles Gladstone

by Daniel Albert Wehrschmidt (Veresmith), published by Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, after Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt
mezzotint, published 20 October 1890
NPG D34524

William Ewart Gladstone, by Hans Christian Olsen, after  London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG D34519

William Ewart Gladstone

by Hans Christian Olsen, after London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
wood engraving, published 26 September 1891
NPG D34519

William Ewart Gladstone ('Mr. Gladstone speaking on the Transvaal difficulty, March 16, 1883'), by Charles Roberts, after  Theodore Blake Wirgman - NPG D34526

William Ewart Gladstone ('Mr. Gladstone speaking on the Transvaal difficulty, March 16, 1883')

by Charles Roberts, after Theodore Blake Wirgman
wood engraving, published 1898
NPG D34526

William Ewart Gladstone ('Mr Gladstone in 1869. Drawn by the late Carlo Pellegrini.'), by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D44909

William Ewart Gladstone ('Mr Gladstone in 1869. Drawn by the late Carlo Pellegrini.')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, reprint published in Vanity Fair 26 May 1898; originally published 16 February 1869
NPG D44909

William Ewart Gladstone, published by William Heinemann, after  Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson - NPG D32965

William Ewart Gladstone

published by William Heinemann, after Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson
lithographic reproduction of a hand-coloured woodcut, published 1899
NPG D32965

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William Ewart Gladstone

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, 3 August 1857
NPG Ax7273

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William Ewart Gladstone

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG Ax38749

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William Ewart Gladstone

by William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862-1866
NPG Ax10005

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William Ewart Gladstone

by William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862-1866
NPG Ax46253

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William Ewart Gladstone

by William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862-1866
NPG Ax9902

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William Ewart Gladstone

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 9 July 1863
NPG x5953

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William Ewart Gladstone

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
NPG x5956

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William Ewart Gladstone

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
NPG Ax8534

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William Ewart Gladstone

by William Walker
bromide print, circa 1865
NPG Ax15866

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William Ewart Gladstone

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1867
NPG x3682

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William Ewart Gladstone

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1869
NPG x27762

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William Ewart Gladstone

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, published by Provost & Co
albumen print, circa 1873
NPG Ax27874

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William Ewart Gladstone

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1873 or before
NPG Ax28467

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