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Sir (Henry) Bartle Edward Frere, 1st Bt

(1815-1884), Administrator in India and South Africa

Sitter in 12 portraits
Having distinguished himself as an imperial administrator in India and Zanzibar, Bartle Frere was appointed Governor of the Cape Colony in 1877. He attempted to create a confederation of South Africa, whereby the British territories and Boer republics would be brought together as a single dominion. Believing a precondition for this policy to be the subjugation of Zululand, he ordered the invasion in 1879. The military disaster of Isandlwana and embarrassments such as the death of the French Prince Imperial dealt a permanent blow both to Frere's reputation and to his plans for confederation. His close friendship with the Prince of Wales could not prevent his humiliating recall in 1880.

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Sir (Henry) Bartle Edward Frere, 1st Bt, by Thomas Woolner - NPG 1670

Sir (Henry) Bartle Edward Frere, 1st Bt

by Thomas Woolner
plaster cast of bust, 1868
NPG 1670

Sir (Henry) Bartle Edward Frere, 1st Bt, by Unknown photographer - NPG x28167

Sir (Henry) Bartle Edward Frere, 1st Bt

by Unknown photographer
carbon print, 1870s
NPG x28167

Sir (Henry) Bartle Edward Frere, 1st Bt, by John Watkins - NPG x28168

Sir (Henry) Bartle Edward Frere, 1st Bt

by John Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1872
NPG x28168

The King's visit to India, possibly by Bourne & Shepherd - NPG x129649

The King's visit to India

possibly by Bourne & Shepherd
albumen print on card, 1875-1876
NPG x129649

Sir (Henry) Bartle Edward Frere, 1st Bt ('Men of the Day, No. 68.'), by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG D43606

Sir (Henry) Bartle Edward Frere, 1st Bt ('Men of the Day, No. 68.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 20 September 1873
NPG D43606

Sir (Henry) Bartle Edward Frere, 1st Bt, by George J. Stodart, after  William Edwards Miller - NPG D20764

Sir (Henry) Bartle Edward Frere, 1st Bt

by George J. Stodart, after William Edwards Miller
stipple engraving, 1874 or after
NPG D20764

Sir (Henry) Bartle Edward Frere, 1st Bt, by George J. Stodart, after  William Edwards Miller - NPG D38433

Sir (Henry) Bartle Edward Frere, 1st Bt

by George J. Stodart, after William Edwards Miller
stipple engraving, 1874 or after
NPG D38433

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Sir (Henry) Bartle Edward Frere, 1st Bt

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1876
NPG Ax17498

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Sir (Henry) Bartle Edward Frere, 1st Bt

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1876
NPG x134543

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Sir (Henry) Bartle Edward Frere, 1st Bt

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite
NPG Ax38722

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