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Hugh Henry Rose, Baron Strathnairn

(1801-1885), Field Marshal

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 4 portraits
Rose entered the British army in 1820, and from 1841 to 1848, he was Consul General in Syria. As British liaison officer at French headquarters during the Crimean War, he was present at all the battles of the war and promoted to Major General in 1854. At the beginning of the Indian Mutiny, Rose became Commander of the Central India force and conducted some of the most difficult and successful operations of the war. In 1860, as Commander-in-Chief in India, he took command of the Bombay army with the task of amalgamating the Queen's and the East India Company's forces. Returning to England in 1865, he became Commander-in-Chief in Ireland. He was raised to the peerage in 1866, and made a Field Marshal in 1877.

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The Supreme Indian Council, Simla, 1864, by Bourne & Shepherd - NPG P426

The Supreme Indian Council, Simla, 1864

by Bourne & Shepherd
albumen print, circa 1864
NPG P426

Hugh Henry Rose, Baron Strathnairn (Statesmen No. 60.'), by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D43445

Hugh Henry Rose, Baron Strathnairn (Statesmen No. 60.')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 20 August 1870
NPG D43445

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Hugh Henry Rose, Baron Strathnairn

by Alexander Bassano
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG Ax38704

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