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Sir James Brooke

(1803-1868), Army officer and first Raja of Sarawak

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 7 portraits
Rajah of Sarawak; after suppressing a rebellion there, invited to assume government, 1841; instituted various reforms and put down piracy; charges of cruelty and illegal conduct were brought against him but could not be proved; a quixotic and adventurous figure.

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Sir James Brooke, by Sir Francis Grant - NPG 1559

Sir James Brooke

by Sir Francis Grant
oil on canvas, 1847
On display in Room 23 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1559

Sir James Brooke, probably by Maull & Polyblank - NPG Ax7309

Sir James Brooke

probably by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, mid-late 1850s
NPG Ax7309

Sir James Brooke, by Maull & Polyblank - NPG x4690

Sir James Brooke

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x4690

Sir James Brooke, by George Raphael Ward, after  Sir Francis Grant - NPG D32180

Sir James Brooke

by George Raphael Ward, after Sir Francis Grant
mezzotint, (1847)
NPG D32180

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Sir James Brooke

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, late 1850s
NPG P301(38)

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