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Frederick Burnaby (1842-1885), Soldier, traveller and balloonist

Frederick Gustavus Burnaby

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter in 10 portraits
Burnaby's exploits as a cavalry officer and explorer captured every schoolboy's imagination; over six feet four inches tall, he was reputed to be the strongest man in the British Army; his books about his adventures, including A Ride to Khiva, 1876, and On Horseback through Asia Minor, 1877, were bestsellers; in 1885 he took part in the relief expedition to Khartoum in the Sudan, and died from a spear wound.

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Frederick Burnaby

by Donovan
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG x4900


Frederick Burnaby

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1877
NPG Ax17544


Frederick Burnaby

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype on paper mount, 1877 or before
NPG x4901


Frederick Burnaby

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype, circa 1877
NPG x4902


Frederick Burnaby

by Thomas Fall
albumen cabinet card, 1885 (before November 1884)
NPG x135501


Frederick Gustavus Burnaby

published by Charles Sheard, probably after Lock & Whitfield
lithograph, circa 1885
NPG D42965


Frederick Burnaby

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype, 1877 or before
NPG Ax8705


Frederick Gustavus Burnaby ('Men of the Day. No. 143.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 2 December 1876
NPG D43773