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Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts (1832-1914), Field Marshal

Sitter in 75 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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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

1996

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

P1700(31c)

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

4039(5)

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Inglis Sheldon-Williams
watercolour and pencil, 1900
On display in Room 23: Show case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4039(5)

x26374

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card
NPG x26374

x12481

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by James Craddock
albumen cabinet card, 1870s
NPG x12481

x4976

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

x4977

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

x4978

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

x12484

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Unknown photographer
woodburytype, circa 1882
NPG x12484

x12480

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 1884
NPG x12480

x39342

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
gelatin printing-out paper cabinet card, 1884
NPG x39342

x96267

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

x96268

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1884
NPG x96268

x96269

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1884
NPG x96269

x96270

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1884
NPG x96270

x96271

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1884
NPG x96271

x96272

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1884
NPG x96272

x96273

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1884
NPG x96273

x96274

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1884
NPG x96274

x96275

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1884
NPG x96275

x96276

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1884
NPG x96276

x96277

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1884
NPG x96277

x96278

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1884
NPG x96278

x96279

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1884
NPG x96279

x96280

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1884
NPG x96280

x96281

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1884
NPG x96281

x96282

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1884
NPG x96282

x96283

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1884
NPG x96283

x96284

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1884
NPG x96284

x96285

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1884
NPG x96285

x32167

Indian Civil servants

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

x127945

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

x12479

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

x26385

Dufadar; Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

possibly by Horace Walter Nicholls, published by Underwood & Underwood
albumen stereoscopic card, 1900
NPG x26385

Ax39018

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Pretoria and Waterford

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39018

x12482

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card
NPG x12482

x12483

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
woodburytype
NPG x12483

x12487

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Adolf Eckstein, probably after Carl Vandyk
photogravure
NPG x12487

x12488

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Carl Vandyk, published by The Regal Publishing Co
photogravure
NPG x12488

x4979

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card
NPG x4979

D9923

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

after Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson
lithograph after a woodcut, 1897
NPG D9923

D32967

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

published by William Heinemann, after Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson
lithographic reproduction of a hand-coloured woodcut, published 1899 (1897)
NPG D32967

D42756

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

printed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, after Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published 21 June 1900
NPG D42756

D20797

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by The Autotype Company, after Sir Francis Bernard ('Frank') Dicksee
collotype, (1914)
NPG D20797

D9924

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by The Autotype Company, after Sir Francis Bernard ('Frank') Dicksee
collotype, (1914)
NPG D9924

Ax38788

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Lock & Whitfield
albumen print
NPG Ax38788

Ax17681

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1882
NPG Ax17681

x12485

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype, 1882 or before
NPG x12485

x137824

Dufadar; Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Horace Walter Nicholls
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 22 September 1900
NPG x137824

x82300

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1900s
NPG x82300

x128017

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Bassano Ltd, after Unknown artist
12 x 10 inch glass copy negative, 4 May 1904
NPG x128017

x128018

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Bassano Ltd
12 x 10 inch glass copy negative, 12 July 1904
NPG x128018

x128019

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Bassano Ltd
12 x 10 inch glass copy negative, 12 July 1904
NPG x128019