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William Ewart Gladstone

2 of 6 portraits on display in Room 25 at the National Portrait Gallery

William Ewart Gladstone, by Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt, 1879 - NPG 3637 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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William Ewart Gladstone

by Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt
oil on canvas, 1879
49 1/2 in. x 36 in. (1257 mm x 914 mm)
Transferred from Tate Gallery, 1957
Primary Collection
NPG 3637


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  • Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt (1829-1896), Painter and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 39 portraits, Sitter associated with 71 portraits.

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Gladstone sat for five, one-hour sittings for this portrait, remarking in his diary of July 6, 1879 that Millais' 'ardour and energy about his picture inspire a strong sympathy'

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