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

Sitter in 78 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

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

x128020

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

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

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

D42728

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

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

D39788

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

published by The Medici Society Ltd, after George Frederic Watts
chromolithograph, published 1915 (1898)
NPG D39788