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Portrait of the Rt. Hon. W. E. Gladstone (1809-1898)
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Portrait of the Rt. Hon. W. E. Gladstone (1809-1898)


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description In his advanced years, William Ewart Gladstone, the great British statesman who served four times as Prime Minister, frequently sat for portraits and for photographs, many of which are discussed by T. Wemyss Reid in "Mr. Gladstone and his Portraits," The Magazine of Art, London, September 23, 1890. Herbert shows him bust-length, turned slightly to the right, wearing a black frock coat and waistcoat, white shirt with raised collar and black knotted stock. He is seated in a red chair against a dark green ground. The artist's inscription notes that the picture was executed at the subject's residence, Hawarden Castle, near Chester.
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Date Description Narrative
11/01/1944Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation; coated
4/03/1956Treatmentmounted; coated
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, prior to 1909 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower right: J. R. Herbert R. A.; [Inscription] Lower right: Sittings at Hawarden; [Number] On stretcher: no. 23486; [Number] On frame: no. 830
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, before 1909

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Period
19th century
Medium
oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.67
Measurements
H: 26 9/16 x W: 20 1/4 in. (67.5 x 51.5 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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