Martin Brothers Lord Palmerston
Lot 45*
Robert Wallace Martin `Lord Gladstone' an Important caricature stoneware bird , 1903
Sold for £42,000 (US$ 65,250) inc. premium

Lot Details
Robert Wallace Martin
`Lord Gladstone' an Important caricature stoneware bird , 1903
Modelled standing tall, with both wings crossed behind his back, with a stern, diplomatic expression on his face, in muted shades of brown, green and buff, on circular wooden base
41cm high, incised to head 'R.W Martin and Bros., London and Southall, 25.4.1903

Footnotes

  • The letter written by the Rt. Hon. Sir Edward Clarke, Q.C and contemporary photograph illustrated here express the views of Robert Wallace Martin: '...sent me by Mr Arthur Kray who said that he was told by the late Mr R.W Martin that they were caricatures of me (left), Mr Gladstone, E.C 7.11.1925'
    The Martin Brothers also produced caricature birds of Disraeli and Lord Palmerston.

    William Ewart Gladstone (29 December 1809 – 19 May 1898) born in Liverpool was a British Liberal Party statesman and Prime Minister (1868–74, 1880–85, 1886 and 1892–94).

    Gladstone was known affectionately by his supporters as the "Grand Old Man" or "The People's William". He is still regarded as one of the greatest British prime ministers, with Winston Churchill and others citing Gladstone as their inspiration.
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