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Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, 1st Bt (1864-1922), Field-Marshal and Irish Unionist politician

Sitter in 17 portraits
Wilson fought in the 'black week' of the Second Boer War when successive defeats in December 1899 shook British confidence. Following the relief of Ladysmith, 1900, he became Lord Roberts's assistant military secretary and returned with him at the end of 1900. His distinguished career during World War One led to his appointment as Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 1918-22, and Field Marshal, 1919. Shortly after his election as Conservative MP for North Down, Northern Ireland, he was killed by Irish Republicans.

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4039(7)

Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, 1st Bt

by Inglis Sheldon-Williams
watercolour and pencil, 1900
NPG 4039(7)

2889

Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, 1st Bt

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, circa 1919-1922
NPG 2889

4183

Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, 1st Bt

by Sir William Newenham Montague Orpen
oil on canvas, 1919
NPG 4183

1954

General Officers of World War I

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1922
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1954

2908(13)

Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, 1st Bt

by John Singer Sargent
pencil, circa 1922
NPG 2908(13)

x27448

Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, 1st Bt

by Unknown photographer
photogravure, published 4 March 1911
NPG x27448

x6119

Winston Churchill reviewing the Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, August 1919
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x6119

x27450

Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, 1st Bt

by George Charles Beresford
bromide print, 1920
NPG x27450

x27452

Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, 1st Bt

by George Charles Beresford
bromide print, 1920
NPG x27452

x27451

Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, 1st Bt

by George Charles Beresford
bromide print, 1920
NPG x27451

D7562

Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, 1st Bt

by John George Day, after a photograph by George Charles Beresford
etching, 1921
NPG D7562

x6614

Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, 1st Bt

by George Charles Beresford
dry-plate glass negative, 1920
NPG x6614

x6615

Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, 1st Bt

by George Charles Beresford
dry-plate glass negative, 1920
NPG x6615

x6616

Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, 1st Bt

by George Charles Beresford
dry-plate glass negative, 1920
NPG x6616

x67164

Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, 1st Bt

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1920
NPG x67164

x67165

Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, 1st Bt

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1920
NPG x67165

x67166

Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, 1st Bt

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1920
NPG x67166

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