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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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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

x82300

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

x197883

'King Edward & His Empire Builders'

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, circa 1907
NPG x197883

x12489

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
print
NPG x12489

x193603

'Men who are making History'

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

x193604

'Soldiers of the King'

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

D39784

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

D39787

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Frank Willis
etching, late 19th century
NPG D39787

D43953

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts ('Men of the Day. No. 223.')

by WGR
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 10 April 1880
NPG D43953

D39782

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Richard Josey, published by Henry Graves & Co, after Walter William Ouless
mezzotint, published 14 July 1883
NPG D39782

D39785

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

published by Thomas McLean, after John Henry Sylvester
photogravure, published 1 May 1894 (1893)
NPG D39785

D39786

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

after Sir Hubert von Herkomer
photogravure, (1895)
NPG D39786

D39783

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Sir Emery Walker, after John Singer Sargent
photogravure, early 20th century (1906)
NPG D39783

D45018

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts ('Statesmen. No. 726. "Bobs."')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 21 May 1900
NPG D45018

D45041

"A General Group" (

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 29 November 1900
NPG D45041

D42728

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Hubert Leslie, printed by Gilbert Whitehead & Co Ltd
chromolithograph, published 1 February 1910
NPG D42728

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