RT. HON. W. E. GLADSTONE, M.P.

Title

RT. HON. W. E. GLADSTONE, M.P.

Date Created

1884

Creator

Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, London publisher
D. Appleton & Co., New York publisher

Is Version Of

Rt. Hon. W E. Gladstone, M.P, albumen print, approx. 6½ x 8½ in., by Joseph Park Mayall (1839-1922), June 1883

Source

F. G. Stephens, Artists at Home, photographed by J. P. Mayall and reproduced in facsimile by photoengraving on copper plates; edited, with biographical notes and descriptions, by Frederick George Stephens (London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington; New York: Appleton & Co., 1884), n.p.

Subject

Gladstone, William Ewart, The Right Honorable (1809-1898), Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Professor of Ancient History in the Royal Academy

Date Issued

August 1884

Date Copyrighted

Possibly the photograph copyrighted June 17, 1884, Copyright owner and author, Joe Parkin Mayall, 548 Oxford Street, London (Public Records, The National Archives, Kew, COPY 1/368/250).

Description: "Photograph of Rt Hon W. E. Gladstone MP. Profile. face”

Description

Gladstone seated, surrounded by books in his study at Hawarden Castle.

Is Referenced By

J. P. Mayall, “The Whole Hearted Homage of a Hero-Worshipper,” in The Grand Old Man, No. 44, Pall Mall Gazette “Extra” (London) (November 5, 1888), Part VII, pp. 26–30.

J. P. Mayall, “Mr. Gladstone at Home. The Whole-Hearted Homage of a Hero-Worshipper,” Pall Mall Gazette (London), no. 6700 (July 27, 1889): 26–30.

“Multiple News Items,” The Morning Post (London, England), issue 34812 (January 19, 1884):3. "Mr. Gladstone has recently given Mr. J. P. Mayall a sitting at Hawarden Castle for a photograph which will be published by Sampson Low, Marston and Co. in a new work, 'Artist’s Homes,' the first number of which will appear on the 1st of March. Mr. Gladstone, who occupies the position of 'Professor of Ancient History' to the Royal Academy, will be included in the series, which consists chiefly of Royal Academicians. The work is dedicated to Sir F. Leighton, P.R.A."

“Gleanings,” Birmingham Daily Post, issue 7973 (January 21, 1884).  "Mr. Gladstone has recently given Mr. J. P. Mayall a sitting at Hawarden Castle for a photograph which will be published by Sampson Low, Marston and Co. in a new work, “Artist’s Homes,” the first number of which will appear on the 1st of March."
“Literary and Art Gossip,” The Leeds Mercury, issue 1429 (January 28, 1884). "Mr. Gladstone recently gave Mr. J. P. Mayall, Park-lane Studio, a sitting for a photograph in the library at Hawarden Castle. The photograph was taken expressly for the new serial work, 'Artists’ Homes,' to be published by Messrs. Sampson Low, Marston, and Co. The first number will appear on the 1st of March."

“Literary Notes,” The Pall Mall Gazette (London, England), issue 6009 (June 12, 1884).  "The Prime Minister, during his recent visit to Hawarden, sat to Mr. J. P. Mayall, both in the library at Hawarden Castle and for some Rembrandt photographs. The photograph of Mr. Gladstone in his library is for publication in 'Artists at Home,' now being issued by Messrs. Sampson Low, Marston, and Co., and is dedicated to Sir F. Leighton."

“The Premier,” Daily News (London), issue 11908 (June 12, 1884).  "THE PREMIER.—Mr. J. P. Mayall, Park-lane Studio, has recently been honoured with sittings form the Prime Minister during his recent visit to Hawarden. A photograph of Mr. Gladstone in his library at Hawarden Castle is intended for publication in 'Artists at Home,' a work dealing chiefly with the Royal Academy, now being issued by Messrs. Sampson, Low, Marston, and Co. Mr. Gladstone, as Professor of Ancient History, comes in the series. Mr. Mayall was likewise honoured with a sitting from Mr. Gladstone for a Rembrandt photograph as a companion to a life-size one of Mrs. Gladstone, taken by Mr. Mayall last January, of which Mr. Gladstone had been pleased to express his approval. Several members of the family gave sittings, including the Rector of Hawarden and Mr. and the Hon. Mrs. W. H. Gladstone."

“Literary and Art Gossip,” The Leeds Mercury, issue 14411 (June 16, 1884).  "The Prime Minister, during his recent visit to Hawarden, sat to Mr. J. P. Mayall, both in the library at Hawarden Castle and for some Rembrandt photographs. The photograph of Mr. Gladstone in his library is for publication in 'Artists at Home,' now being issued by Messrs. Sampson Low, Marston, and Co., and is dedicated to Sir F. Leighton."

“Art Notes.” New York Times, July 7, 1884.

“The Magazines for October,” The Morning Post (London), issue 35032 (October 2, 1884). "Artists at Home gives portraits and sketches of Mr. Poynter, Mr. Barlow, Mr. Macbeth, and Mr. Storey, and greatest artist of all in his own peculiar line, Mr. W. E. Gladstone, professor of ancient history to the Royal Academy."

"Some Fine Art Books,” The Graphic (London), issue 788 (January 3, 1885).  "Part VI. of 'Artists at Home' (S. Low and Co.), contains the portraits of five very opposite characters—E. J. Poynter, R.A., T. O. Barlow, R.A., Macbeth and Storey, A.R.A.’s, and Mr. Gladstone. The volume fully sustains the promise of the earlier numbers, the photo engravings are excellent, and the letterpress brief and to the point. The Premier as an artist would be a novelty for which few would be prepared. Luckily, however, the notice appended to his portrait explains that besides being a considerable collector of bric-à-brac, Mr. Gladstone has for some nine years been Professor of Ancient History in the Royal Academy, and that it is as such that his portrait is here introduced. The office is one without duties and without salary, a condition to which Oliver Goldsmith, upon whom the honour was first conferred, humorously referred when he wrote to acquaint his brother of his new dignity. The notes in connection with the office from then to now are as interesting as anything in the volume."

“Notes on Art and Archaeology.” The Academy, June 14, 1884, p. 429.  "Mr. J. P. Mayall took a photograph of Mr. Gladstone during his recent stay at Hawarden for the series of Artists at Home (Sampson Low), in which the Prime Minister finds a place by reason of his being Professor of Ancient History at the Royal Academy. At the same time Mr. Mayall took a 'Rembrandt photograph' of Mr. Gladstone, and also photographs of several members of his family."

“Personal Mention.” Daily American, June 26, 1884, p. 2.  "During his recent visit to Hawarden Mr. Gladstone sat to Mr. J. P. Mayall, both in the library at Hawarden Castle and for some Rembrandt photographs. The photograph of him in his library is for publication in 'Artists at Home,' now being issued."

References

Thomas Woolner, W. E. Gladstone, medallion portrait, bronze

Rights

The online edition of this work in the public domain, i.e., not protected by copyright, has been produced by the Emory University Digital Library Program.

Identifier

FOLIO2011_134_005.tif

Contributor

Stuart A. Rose Manuscripts and Rare Books Library, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Omeka record contributed by Vanessa Pike

Date Submitted

September 29, 2016

Date Modified

November 21, 2016, by LM

Original Format

Photoengraving on copper

Image size

length= 8.4 in. (21.34 cm)
width= 6.6 in. (16.76 cm)

Sheet size

length= 15.25 in. (38.74 cm)
width= 11 in. (27.94 cm)

Inscriptions

(Printed on the mount beneath the image) J P Mayall Photo | London published by Sampson Low Marston Searle & Rivington 188 Fleet St. | Park Lane Studio London | RT HON. W.E. GLADSTONE, M.P.

Files

mw117210.jpg

Collection

Reference

Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, London publisher, RT. HON. W. E. GLADSTONE, M.P.

Cite As

Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, London publisher and D. Appleton & Co., New York publisher, “RT. HON. W. E. GLADSTONE, M.P.
,” Victorian Artists at Home, accessed September 21, 2020, https://artistsathome.emorydomains.org/items/show/26.

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