Robert Gladstone

Collector, historian (1870 - 1940) and great-nephew of former Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone (1809 - 1898)

Robert Gladstone was the son of merchant Robert Gladstone after whom Gladstone Dock, Liverpool was named. He was the great-nephew of former prime minister William Ewart Gladstone (1809–1898).

Gladstone originally trained as a solicitor, but became a respected historian and collector. In 1924 he began a campaign to create a special shipping gallery at Liverpool Museum, and on his death in 1940 left a bequest for the construction of a maritime museum in Liverpool.

Gladstone was also a collector of art and in 1938 presented 'View on the Mersey with Victoria Tower' by George Stanfield Walters (1837 - 1924) and 'And All the Air a Solemn Silence Holds' by Joseph Farquharson (1847 - 1935) to the Walker Art Gallery.
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    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Merseyside: Liverpool
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