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William Ewart Gladstone (1809-98) Prime Minister

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Montenegro
    City: Podgorica
    Place: British Embassy

    Interpretation about this artwork is under review

    The Government Art Collection recognises its responsibility to artists, colleagues and all our audiences to represent the diversity of the UK and to embed anti-racist and equitable practices throughout our work. We are taking action to address inequality in the Collection and its interpretation.

  • About the artist
    Little is known of the draughtsman, lithographer and publisher of portraits Charles William Walton. There are 13 portrait lithographs by the artist in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London. Many of the works he produced were of contemporary figures, including Francis Thomas de Grey Cowper, Seventh Earl Cowper (1834¬-1905), who became Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; Charlotte Anne Montagu-Douglas-Scott (née Thynne), Duchess of Buccleuch (1811-1895), who served as Mistress of the Robes to Queen Victoria; and former Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield (1804-1881). Some of Walton’s portraits were used to illustrate books.
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    People
    Gladstone, William Ewart
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    Materials & Techniques
    lithograph
  • Details
    Title
    William Ewart Gladstone (1809-98) Prime Minister
    Edition
    Proof
    Date
    Medium
    Lithograph
    Acquisition
    Origin uncertain
    Inscription
    below image: [right] W.E Gladstone
    Provenance
    Discovered in basement at $URMOR, 1991.
    GAC number
    15893