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Hawarden - Penarlâg
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Gladstone Way
(in garden St. Deiniol's Library)

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).
(Wikipedia)
John Hughes
1925

Hawarden - Penarlâg /  William Ewart Gladstone   Hawarden - Penarlâg /  William Ewart Gladstone

Description

Bronze statue on a high pedestal with four bronze figures representing Classical Learning, Finance, Eloquence and Erin (Ireland).

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Erin (Ireland)

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Eloquence

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Finance

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Classical Learning

Inscription(s)

GLADSTONE
1809 - 1888
Signed (on the main statue and the four figures): John Hughes sculpt

Annotation

The monument was one of three commissioned by The National Gladstone Memorial Committee in 1910 which were intended for erection in London, Edinburgh and Dublin. The latter was to be the Irish National Memorial to Gladstone.The work was completed in 1923 but Dublin Council declined to accept and it was presented to St. Deiniol's Library.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Eloquence
  • Erin
  • Finance
  • Gladstone, William Ewart
  • Harpist
  • Hughes, John
  • Learning
  • Politician/Statesman
  • Statue
  • Location (N 53°11'7" - W 3°1'37")

    Item Code: gbwa001; Photograph: 23 October 2009
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