Cecil John Rhodes

1 portrait of Cecil John Rhodes

Cecil John Rhodes, by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.'), circa 1896 - NPG 2854 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Cecil John Rhodes

by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
pen and ink, circa 1896
4 1/2 in. x 8 1/8 in. (114 mm x 207 mm)
Purchased, 1936
Primary Collection
NPG 2854

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  • Cecil John Rhodes (1853-1902), Imperialist, statesman in South Africa and mining entrepreneur. Sitter in 25 portraits.

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This is one of many cartoons by Gould concerning the inquiries of a parliamentary select committee into the notorious Jameson raid of 1896, whereby Rhodes had sought to unseat the government of President Kruger in South Africa. Although Rhodes was censured by the South African Committee, the government resisted calls to punish him, Chamberlain claiming he had done nothing affecting his 'personal position as a man of honour'.

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