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Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

(1850-1916), Field Marshal

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

Sitter in 149 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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Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96309

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96309

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96317

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96317

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96336

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96336

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96346

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96346

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96347

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96347

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96350

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96350

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96359

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96359

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96372

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96372

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, by G. Lekegian & Co - NPG x14994

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by G. Lekegian & Co
collodion panel card, 1898
NPG x14994

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, by Alexander Bassano, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x193879

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1916 (1899)
NPG x193879

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96368

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1899
NPG x96368

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96369

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1899
NPG x96369

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96370

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1899
NPG x96370

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96371

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1899
NPG x96371

'King Edward & His Empire Builders', published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x197883

'King Edward & His Empire Builders'

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, circa 1907
NPG x197883

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