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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 23 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 Lock & Whitfield, published by  Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington - NPG Ax17681

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

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

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston) - NPG x174

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston)
half-plate glass negative, 1900s
NPG x174

Dufadar; Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, possibly by Horace Walter Nicholls, published by  Underwood & Underwood - NPG x26385

Dufadar; Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

Dufadar; Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Horace Walter Nicholls - NPG x137824

Dufadar; Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Bassano Ltd, after  Unknown artist - NPG 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

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x128018

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x128019

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x128020

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Bassano Ltd
12 x 10 inch glass copy negative, 12 July 1904
NPG x128020

'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

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x12482

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card
NPG x12482

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x12483

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
woodburytype
NPG x12483

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Adolf Eckstein, probably after  Carl Vandyk - NPG x12487

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Adolf Eckstein, probably after Carl Vandyk
photogravure
NPG x12487

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by Carl Vandyk, published by  The Regal Publishing Co - NPG x12488

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x4979

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card
NPG x4979

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, published by C.W. Walton & Co, after  Charles William Walton - NPG D39784

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

published by C.W. Walton & Co, after Charles William Walton
lithograph, late 19th century
NPG D39784

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