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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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Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, printed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, after  Sir Leslie Ward - NPG D42756

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by The Autotype Company, after  Sir Francis Bernard ('Frank') Dicksee - NPG D20797

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, by The Autotype Company, after  Sir Francis Bernard ('Frank') Dicksee - NPG D9924

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

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Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Lock & Whitfield
albumen print
NPG Ax38788

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Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

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Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype, 1882 or before
NPG x12485

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Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

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Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
print
NPG x12489

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'Men who are making History'

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

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'Soldiers of the King'

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

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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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Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Frank Willis
etching, late 19th century
NPG D39787

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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

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Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

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Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

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Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

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

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

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"A General Group"

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

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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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