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Lot 138: ANTIQUE 1880 Harper's Weekly William Gladstone Portrait
Antique & Collectible Books-Art-Paper Civil War, Antique Reference, Outsider & Harper's Weekly Art, etc
December 1, 2016
Edgewater, FL, USA
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Description: Antique 1880 Woodblock Portrait, suitable for framing with or without an autograph, of British Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone. It is the front page of the May 22, 1880 Issue of Harper's Weekly. The Portrait is Titled: "THE RIGHT HON. WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE". This portrait is to commemorate Gladstoneâs victory in the April 23, 1880 British parliamentary elections which made him Prime Minister for the 2nd time. The portrait image measures approximately 11 inches high X 9 1/4 inches wide plus borders & Harperâs Weekly Masthead. Left edge shows removal marks from the Harperâs volume it came from, which will be covered by the mat when framed. Paper is lightly age toned but not brittle. Overall the piece is Good Condition. William Ewart Gladstone, (1809-1898) was a British politician & leader of the Liberal Party. In a career lasting over sixty years, he served as Prime Minister four separate times, more than any other person, and served as Chancellor of the Exchequer four times. Gladstone was also Britain's oldest Prime Minister; he resigned for the final time when he was 84 years old. Gladstone is famous for his oratory, his religiosity, his liberalism, his rivalry with the Conservative Leader Benjamin Disraeli, and for his poor relations with Queen Victoria, who once complained, "He always addresses me as if I were a public meeting." Gladstone was known affectionately by his supporters as "The People's William" or the "G.O.M." ("Grand Old Man,") or, according to Disraeli, "God's Only Mistake"). Gladstone is consistently ranked as one of Britainâs greatest Prime Ministers. ALL ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED, NOT DEFECTIVE, & GENUINE. PLEASE NOTE: We do all our own shipping. We will combine shipping on multiple items, where possible to save the wining bidder on shipping costs. Shipping will be added to winning bidder's invoice for item(s) won. Media Mail postage from USPS will be used for shipping in the United States for those items allowed. Lowest alternative cost shipping will be billed for items not allowed by USPS to be shipped by Media Mail. Foreign winning bidders will pay postage based on their countries small/medium/large Flat Rate box postage rates & weight of the package. Other types of postage are available at added expense at the bidders request. You also agree to pay any applicable taxes and/or customs/import duties. A Tracking Number will be provided to buyer. Insurance is mandatory on packages over $100 USD and will be added to postage charges when applicable.
Condition Report: Good Condition