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

Sitter associated with 309 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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x5953

William Ewart Gladstone

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

x5956

William Ewart Gladstone

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

Ax8534

William Ewart Gladstone

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

x139661

'Upwards of five hundred photographic portraits of the most celebrated personages of the age'

by Ashford Brothers & Co, after Disdéri, and Camille Silvy, and Duroni & Murer, and Émile Desmaisons, and John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and (George) Herbert Watkins, and William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG x139661

Ax15866

William Ewart Gladstone

by William Walker
bromide print, circa 1865
NPG Ax15866

x3682

William Ewart Gladstone

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

x27762

William Ewart Gladstone

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

Ax27874

William Ewart Gladstone

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

Ax28467

William Ewart Gladstone

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

x5964

William Ewart Gladstone

after Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 31 March 1879
NPG x5964

x82165

William Ewart Gladstone

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 31 March 1879
NPG x82165

Ax17657

William Ewart Gladstone

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, 12 March 1880, published 1882
NPG Ax17657

x128004

William Ewart Gladstone

by Alexander Bassano
panel portrait size glass negative, 10 March 1883
NPG x128004

x128005

William Ewart Gladstone

by Alexander Bassano
panel portrait size glass negative, 10 March 1883
NPG x128005

x128006

William Ewart Gladstone

by Alexander Bassano
panel portrait size glass negative, 10 March 1883
NPG x128006

x128007

William Ewart Gladstone

by Alexander Bassano
panel portrait size glass negative, 10 March 1883
NPG x128007

x128008

William Ewart Gladstone

by Alexander Bassano
panel portrait size glass negative, 10 March 1883
NPG x128008

x128003

William Ewart Gladstone

by Alexander Bassano
panel portrait size glass negative, 10 March 1883
NPG x128003

x82280

William Ewart Gladstone

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1887
NPG x82280

x82281

William Ewart Gladstone

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass negative, 1887
NPG x82281

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