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Sir (Henry) Bartle Frere, 1st Bt (1815-1884), Administrator in India and South Africa

Sitter in 11 portraits
Having distinguished himself as an imperial administrator in India and Zanzibar, Bartle Frere was appointed Governor of the Cape Colony in 1877. He attempted to create a confederation of South Africa, whereby the British territories and Boer republics would be brought together as a single dominion. Believing a precondition for this policy to be the subjugation of Zululand, he ordered the invasion in 1879. The military disaster of Isandlwana and embarrassments such as the death of the French Prince Imperial dealt a permanent blow both to Frere's reputation and to his plans for confederation. His close friendship with the Prince of Wales could not prevent his humiliating recall in 1880.

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Sir (Henry) Bartle Frere, 1st Bt

by Thomas Woolner
plaster cast of bust, 1868
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Sir (Henry) Bartle Frere, 1st Bt

by Unknown photographer
carbon print, 1870s
NPG x28167

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Sir (Henry) Bartle Frere, 1st Bt

by John Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1872
NPG x28168

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The King's visit to India

possibly by Bourne & Shepherd
albumen print on card, 1875-1876
NPG x129649

D20764

Sir (Henry) Bartle Frere, 1st Bt

by George J. Stodart, after William Edwards Miller
stipple engraving, 1874 or after
NPG D20764

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Sir (Henry) Bartle Frere, 1st Bt

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1876
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Sir (Henry) Bartle Frere, 1st Bt

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1876
NPG x134543

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Sir (Henry) Bartle Frere, 1st Bt

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite
NPG Ax38722

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Sir (Henry) Bartle Frere, 1st Bt

by George J. Stodart, after William Edwards Miller
stipple engraving, 1874 or after
NPG D38433