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Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

(1832-1914), Field Marshal

Sitter in 81 portraits
Roberts was born in India and served much of his military career there. He rose to Major-General during the Afghan war, 1878-80, and Commander-in-Chief in India, 1885-93. He enjoyed enormous popularity at home, which was much enhanced by his decisive command in the Second Boer War, 1900. He returned to England on being appointed Commander-in-Chief of the British army, 1900-04, but found himself in disagreement with government defence policy. He spent his remaining years warning against the German threat and arguing the case for national service.

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The Relief of Lucknow, 1857, by Thomas Jones Barker - NPG 5851

The Relief of Lucknow, 1857

by Thomas Jones Barker
oil on canvas, 1859
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5851

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by 'GWR' (?) - NPG 1996

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by 'GWR' (?)
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 10 April 1880
NPG 1996

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Unknown photographer - NPG P1700(31c)

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, 1897 or before
NPG P1700(31c)

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Inglis Sheldon-Williams - NPG 4039(5)

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Inglis Sheldon-Williams
watercolour and pencil, 1900
NPG 4039(5)

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x26374

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card
NPG x26374

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by James Craddock - NPG x12481

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by James Craddock
albumen cabinet card, 1870s
NPG x12481

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Maull & Fox - NPG x4976

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Maull & Fox
albumen panel card, after 1877
NPG x4976

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Maull & Fox - NPG x4977

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Maull & Fox
albumen cabinet card, after 1877
NPG x4977

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Maull & Fox - NPG x4978

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Maull & Fox
albumen cabinet card, after 1877
NPG x4978

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Unknown photographer - NPG x12484

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Unknown photographer
woodburytype, circa 1882
NPG x12484

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x12480

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 1884
NPG x12480

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96267

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1884
NPG x96267

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96268

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, early 1890s
NPG x96268

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96269

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, early 1890s
NPG x96269

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96270

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, early 1890s
NPG x96270

Indian Civil servants, by Bourne & Shepherd - NPG x32167

Indian Civil servants

by Bourne & Shepherd
albumen panel card, circa 1890
NPG x32167

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x39342

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
gelatin printing-out paper cabinet card, 1891-1892
NPG x39342

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x197381

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
printing-out paper cabinet card, 1891-1892
NPG x197381

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x197382

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
printing-out paper cabinet card, 1891-1892
NPG x197382

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96271

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96271

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96272

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96272

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96273

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96273

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96274

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96274

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96275

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96275

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96276

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96276

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96277

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96277

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96278

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96278

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96279

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96279

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96280

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96280

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96281

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96281

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96282

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96282

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96283

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96283

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96284

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96284

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96285

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1891-1892
NPG x96285

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x127945

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1896 or before
NPG x127945

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston) - NPG x12479

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston)
postcard print, 1900s
NPG x12479

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