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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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Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1885
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Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1885
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Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1885
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Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1885
NPG x96294

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Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1885
NPG x96295

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Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1885
NPG x96299

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Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1888
NPG x96302

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Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Alexander Bassano
cabinet card, 1895
NPG x39336

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Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Bassano Ltd, published by J. Beagles & Co
vintage postcard print, 1895
NPG x193878

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Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96308

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Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96310

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Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96311

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Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96312

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Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
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Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96314

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Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96315

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Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96316

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Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96318

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Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96319