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Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum (1850-1916), Field Marshal

Sitter in 137 portraits
Kitchener achieved renown with military successes in the Sudan (1898-9) and as Chief-of-Staff to Lord Roberts during the Boer War (1899-1902). Commander-in-Chief in India (1902-9), and made Secretary of State for War in 1914, he used recruitment campaigns to dramatically expand the British army. Alfred Leete's artwork, 'Your County Needs You', was based on Bassano's photograph of Kitchener, with the addition of a pointing arm. It first appeared on the cover of London Opinion magazine on 5 September 1914 and was adopted for recruitment purposes soon after. Several poster and postcard versions followed, and it became one of the most iconic images of the World War One era.

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1782

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, and Frederick Goodall
oil on canvas, 1890
On display in Room 23 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1782

P1700(41c)

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Alexander Bassano
printing-out paper print, 1895
NPG P1700(41c)

2684

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 23 February 1899
NPG 2684

P1700(43)

Encaenia at the University of Oxford

by Unknown photographer
printing-out paper print, 21 June 1899
NPG P1700(43)

2463

Statesmen of World War I

by Sir James Guthrie
oil on canvas, 1924-1930
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2463

x15599

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Otto Schoefft
albumen cabinet card, October 1884-June 1885
NPG x15599

Ax136825

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by and after Alexander Bassano
bromide print, circa 1902 (1885-1895)
NPG Ax136825