Hugh Henry Rose, Baron Strathnairn(1801-1885), Field Marshal
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.
by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 20 August 1870