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Sir Frank Swettenham (1850-1946), Colonial administrator

Sitter in 5 portraits
Colonial administrator; largely responsible for the development of roads, railways and social services in the Malay States, 1877-82. Swettenham initiated the federated states and became their Resident General, 1895; High Commissioner, Malay States, 1901-4, and author of several works on Malaya.

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Sir Frank Swettenham

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1904
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4837


Sir Frank Swettenham

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 16 March 1925
NPG x19073


Sir Frank Swettenham

by Navana Vandyk, after John Singer Sargent
half-plate film negative, 11 May 1949 (1904)
NPG x97938


Sir Frank Athelstane Swettenham

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass negative, 1930s
NPG x21166


Sir Frank Athelstane Swettenham

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 11 March 1947
NPG x92091