William Ewart Gladstone (1809–1898)
William Ewart Gladstone (1809–1898)
William Ewart Gladstone (1809–1898)
William Ewart Gladstone (1809–1898)
William Ewart Gladstone (1809–1898)
William Ewart Gladstone (1809–1898)
William Ewart Gladstone (1809–1898)

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William Gladstone was a British statesman and Liberal politician. He served for 12 years as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, spread over four terms – beginning in 1868 and ending in 1894. This larger than life-size portrait statue depicts him in modern dress speaking in the House of Commons, with his right hand outstretched and speech notes in his other hand. The statue is mounted on an ornate hexagonal-shaped pedestal.

William Ewart Gladstone (1809–1898)




bronze & red Peterhead granite


H 300 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 305 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

legacy left by William Roberts

Work type



Manchester City Council

Work status


Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

23rd October 1901

Listing date



not accessible

Access note

inaccessible until 2024 due to restoration of Town Hall

Signature/marks description

signed on plinth: M.Raggi SC

Inscription description



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Located at

Albert Square, Manchester

M2 5PE

In Albert Square, facing the Town Hall.