William Ewart Gladstone (1809-98) Prime Minister

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Bulgaria
    City: Sofia
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    John Everett Millais studied at the Royal Academy Schools, where he exhibited his first work at the age of 16. While at the Academy he formed lasting friendships with William Holman Hunt and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Together they founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 and Millais is now widely considered to have been the most accomplished painter of the group. After distancing himself from the Brotherhood to adopt a more popular style, he was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1853. From 1860 onwards he produced a succession of works which brought him considerable success and became a fashionable society portraitist. Millais died at the age of 76, just a few months after being appointed President of the Royal Academy.
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    People
    Gladstone, William Ewart
    Places
    Materials & Techniques
    mezzotint
  • Details
    Title
    William Ewart Gladstone (1809-98) Prime Minister
    Date
    20 May 1881
    Medium
    Mezzotint
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Agnew's, February 1959
    GAC number
    4853