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

Sitter in 138 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, 1895
NPG x96365

x96366

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96366

x19352

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1899
NPG x19352

x19353

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1899
NPG x19353

x193879

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Bassano Ltd, published by J. Beagles & Co
vintage postcard print, 1899
NPG x193879

x95721

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Alexander Bassano
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 1899
NPG x95721

x95722

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Alexander Bassano
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 1899
NPG x95722

x95723

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Alexander Bassano
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 1899
NPG x95723

x95724

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Alexander Bassano
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 1899
NPG x95724

x96367

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass positive, 1899
NPG x96367

x194115

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartou greets and Indian soldier

by James Russell & Sons, for J. Beagles & Co
vintage postcard print, 1900s
NPG x194115

x95725

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Bassano Ltd
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 1910
NPG x95725

x95726

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Bassano Ltd
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 29 July 1910
NPG x95726

x95727

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Bassano Ltd
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 1910
NPG x95727

x197673

'Defenders of Our Empire'

published by James Valentine & Sons Ltd, after Swaine, and Langfier Ltd, and Alexander Bassano, and Sport & General Press Agency Ltd, and James Russell & Sons
vintage postcard print, 1911 or after
NPG x197673

x193603

'Men who are making History'

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
vintage postcard print, circa 1914
NPG x193603

x193604

'Soldiers of the King'

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
vintage postcard print, circa 1914
NPG x193604

x82467

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1958
NPG x82467