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Sir Henry Wylie Norman (1826-1904), Field Marshal and colonial governor

Sitter in 10 portraits
Sir Henry Wylie Norman entered the Indian army at the age of seventeen. He took part in the second Sikh campaign, after which he served in numerous frontier expeditions between 1850 and 1854, and in the suppression of the Sonthal rebellion of 1855-6. During the Indian Mutiny he was engaged in a number of actions including the siege of Delhi and the relief of Lucknow. In 1883, Norman was appointed Governor of Jamaica, an appointment from which he was transferred in 1888 to the Governorship of Queensland. He remained there until 1895, when he came home to act as Agent General for the colony in London. In 1897, he was chairman of the Royal Commission of inquiry into the condition of the West Indies.

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The Relief of Lucknow, 1857

by Thomas Jones Barker
oil on canvas, 1859
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5851


The Supreme Indian Council, Simla, 1864

by Bourne & Shepherd
albumen print, circa 1864
NPG P426


Sir Henry Wylie Norman

by Unknown photographer
hand-coloured and glazed vintage print, mid-late 1850s
NPG x21537


Group of officials and relatives, Simla

possibly by Bourne & Shepherd
albumen print on card, 1860s
NPG x129646


Sir Henry Wylie Norman

by Arthur William Garnett
salt print on paper mount, 1860-1861
NPG x23455


The Supreme Indian Council, Simla

possibly by Bourne & Shepherd
albumen print, circa 1864
NPG x129637


Group of fifteen sitters

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, 1870
NPG x139996


Sir Henry Wylie Norman

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1894
NPG Ax27900


Sir Henry Wylie Norman

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1894
NPG x21538


Sir Henry Wylie Norman

after Theodore Blake Wirgman
photographic print, (1889)
NPG D38993

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