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

Sitter in 77 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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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

x197381

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

x197382

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

x137824

Dufadar; Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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