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Cecil John Rhodes (1853-1902), Imperialist, statesman in South Africa and mining entrepreneur

Sitter in 25 portraits
Rhodes found wealth in Africa as a mining entrepreneur and co-founder of the De Beers diamond company. As a politician and imperialist, he was instrumental in the economic and political development of South Africa, and in extending British influence there. In 1890, he became Prime Minister of the Cape Colony. His position was compromised by his involvement in the Jameson Raid in 1895, but he remained enormously influential. He founded Rhodesia, now known as Zambia and Zimbabwe.Rhodes also endowed the Rhodes Scholarships at the University of Oxford.

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3404

Cecil John Rhodes

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3404

P1700(19c)

Cecil John Rhodes

by Elliott & Fry
albumen print, circa 1894
NPG P1700(19c)

2853

Cecil John Rhodes

by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
pen and ink, circa 1896
NPG 2853

2854

Cecil John Rhodes

by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
pen and ink, circa 1896
NPG 2854

1407

Cecil John Rhodes

by George Frederic Watts
oil on canvas, 1898
On display in Room 26 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1407

P1700(43)

Encaenia at the University of Oxford

by Unknown photographer
printing-out paper print, 21 June 1899
NPG P1700(43)

4151

Cecil John Rhodes

by Sydney March
bronze bust, 1901
NPG 4151

1730

Cecil John Rhodes

by John Tweed
plaster cast of death-mask, after 1902
NPG 1730

2545

Cecil John Rhodes

by Henry Alfred Pegram
plaster cast of bust, after 1902
NPG 2545

x12453

Cecil John Rhodes

by James Russell & Sons
albumen cabinet card, circa 1880s
NPG x12453

x46639

Cecil John Rhodes

by James Russell & Sons
albumen cabinet card, circa 1880s
NPG x46639

x136657

Cecil John Rhodes

by James Russell & Sons, published by Ogden's
cigarette card, circa 1880s, published circa 1894-1907
NPG x136657

x29184

Cecil John Rhodes

by Alexander Bassano
printing-out paper cabinet card, circa 1890
NPG x29184

x96622

Cecil John Rhodes

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1890
NPG x96622

x96623

Cecil John Rhodes

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1890
NPG x96623

x127477

Cecil John Rhodes

by Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print on cream card mount, 1897
NPG x127477

x82150

Cecil John Rhodes

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1897
NPG x82150

x197841

Cecil John Rhodes

by Ernest Herbert ('E.H.') Mills, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, circa 1901; published circa 1902
NPG x197841

D23387

Cecil John Rhodes

after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1898
NPG D23387

D5806

Cecil John Rhodes

after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1898
NPG D5806

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