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.
by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1904
On display at Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, USA in the exhibition 'Edwardian Opulence'
Politics, Government and Diplomacy