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William Ewart Gladstone

Liverpool 29 December 1809 - Hawarden 19 May 1898
British Liberal Party statesman and four times Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1868-74, 1880-85, 1886 and 1892-94).
Hamo Thornycroft

London /  William Ewart Gladstone   London /  William Ewart Gladstone


Bronze statue of Gladstone, wearing the robes of Chancellor of the Exchequer. Around the base are allegorical figures, mostly women with one or more children, representing Gladstone's strengths and ideals:
  1. Education: a woman with a book and one child, with excellent pose, drapes, and face.
  2. Courage: a woman with fearful child, killing a snake with her scythe.
  3. Aspiration: a woman with a book (perhaps a bible?) gazing heavenward.
  4. Brotherhood: a matronly woman with two boys.

London - William Ewart Gladstone
London - William Ewart Gladstone
London - William Ewart Gladstone
London - William Ewart Gladstone

On the sides of the plinth are the arms of some of Gladstone's constituencies (with the years he was MP for that constituency):
  1. Midlothian (1880-95).
  2. South-Lancashire (1865-68).
  3. Oxford University (1847-65).
  4. Newark (1832-45).

London - William Ewart Gladstone
London - William Ewart Gladstone
London - William Ewart Gladstone
Oxford University
London - William Ewart Gladstone


(Education) hamo thornycroft r.a. sc


Unveiled 4 November 1905 by the MP John Morley, a supporter and biographer of Gladstone.

London - William Ewart Gladstone


Sources & Information


  • Aspiration
  • Brotherhood
  • Coat of arms
  • Courage
  • Education
  • Gladstone, William Ewart
  • Politician/Statesman
  • Statue
  • Thornycroft, Hamo
  • Location (N 51°30'46" - W 0°6'52")

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