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William Ewart Gladstone

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William Ewart Gladstone, by Carlo Pellegrini, published in Vanity Fair 6 February 1869 - NPG 1978 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

William Ewart Gladstone

by Carlo Pellegrini
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 6 February 1869
11 7/8 in. x 7 in. (302 mm x 178 mm)
Given by an anonymous donor, 1923
Primary Collection
NPG 1978


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  • Carlo Pellegrini (1839-1889), 'Ape'; caricaturist. Artist associated with 143 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

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Published in Vanity Fair, 6 February 1869. The second cartoon to be published in Vanity Fair: the first was of Disraeli. They are the only two to be signed Singe by Pellegrini who subsequently adopted the Anglicised Ape.

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  • Foister, Susan, Cardinal Newman 1801-90, 1990 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 2 March - 20 May 1990), p. 69
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 248