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A fine bust of William Gladstone with a separate socle, marked on reverse “Rt Hon W E Gladstone MP and dating from the last quarter of the 19th century. No maker’s mark but probably by Robinson and Leadbeater. These busts were made in a variety of sizes and a larger version is illustrated on page 230 of The Parian Phenomenon, fig 750.
William Ewart Gladstone (1809 – 1898) was a politician (initially a Tory, later a Liberal) who served 4 terms as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Height 24cm (9½“)