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Sir Francis Edward Younghusband (1863-1942), Soldier, explorer and mystic

Sitter in 8 portraits
In 1886-7, on leave from the Army, Younghusband made an expedition through Manchuria, crossing the Gobi Desert and pioneering a route from Kashgar and India through the uncharted Mustagh Pass. For this achievement, he was elected the youngest member of the Royal Geographic Society and received the society's gold medal. He served as British commissioner to Tibet from 1902 to 1904, during which time he negotiated the Anglo-Tibetan trade treaty. He was the founder of the World Congress of Faiths (1936), and he wrote several books on faith and spirituality. He was the founder member of Christian High School Murree, where he translated a chapter of Matthew, from the New Testament into the Dhondi/Kareali language.

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3184

Sir Francis Edward Younghusband

by Sir William Quiller Orchardson
oil on canvas, 1906
NPG 3184

6714

Sir Francis Edward Younghusband

by Sir William Rothenstein
black and red chalk, 1923
NPG 6714

x44902

Sir Francis Edward Younghusband

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1929
NPG x44902

x165219

Sir Francis Edward Younghusband

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1929
NPG x165219

x154927

Sir Francis Edward Younghusband

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 27 September 1937
NPG x154927

x154928

Sir Francis Edward Younghusband

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 27 September 1937
NPG x154928

x154929

Sir Francis Edward Younghusband

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 27 September 1937
NPG x154929

x154930

Sir Francis Edward Younghusband

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 27 September 1937
NPG x154930