Sir Frank (Athelstane) Swettenham(1850-1946), Colonial administrator
Sitter in 7 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.
by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1904
On display at National Gallery, Singapore, in the exhibition Artist and Empire