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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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5851

The Relief of Lucknow, 1857

by Thomas Jones Barker
oil on canvas, 1859
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5851

1996

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by 'GWR' (?)
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 10 April 1880
NPG 1996

P1700(31c)

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, 1897 or before
NPG P1700(31c)

4039(5)

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Inglis Sheldon-Williams
watercolour and pencil, 1900
On display in Room 23 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4039(5)

x26374

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card
NPG x26374

x12481

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by James Craddock
albumen cabinet card, 1870s
NPG x12481

x4976

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Maull & Fox
albumen panel card, after 1877
NPG x4976

x4977

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Maull & Fox
albumen cabinet card, after 1877
NPG x4977

x4978

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Maull & Fox
albumen cabinet card, after 1877
NPG x4978

x12484

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Unknown photographer
woodburytype, circa 1882
NPG x12484

x12480

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 1884
NPG x12480

x96267

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1884
NPG x96267

x96268

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, early 1890s
NPG x96268

x96269

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, early 1890s
NPG x96269

x96270

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, early 1890s
NPG x96270

x32167

Indian Civil servants

by Bourne & Shepherd
albumen panel card, circa 1890
NPG x32167