Frederic Augustus Thesiger, 2nd Baron Chelmsford(1827-1905), General and courtier
Sitter in 5 portraits
Lord Chelmsford was appointed commander of British forces in South Africa in 1878. The following year he led the British invasion of Zululand. The first engagement of the campaign was the Zulu rout of British forces at Isandlwana, in which 1357 of a British force of 1768 were killed. Following further humiliations, such as the death of the French Prince Imperial, Chelmsford was relieved of his command; but refused to step down until he effectively ended the campaign with victory over King Cetshwayo on 4 July 1879.
by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 3 September 1881