[London, 1899 by William Heinemann].
Lithographic reproduction of a hand-coloured woodcut. Printed area: 245 x 235mm. (9¼ x 9"). Foxing to edges; mounted on board as issued.
Portrait of Lord Frederick Sleigh Roberts (1832 - 1914). Roberts was born in India and served much of his military career there. He rose to Major-General during the Afghan war, 1878-80, and Commander-in-Chief in India, 1885-93. He enjoyed enormous popularity at home, which was much enhanced by his decisive command in the Second Boer War, 1900. He returned to England on being appointed Commander-in-Chief of the British army, 1900-04. From the folio of twelve portraits by William Nicholson published in 1899.
Colin Campbell, 'William Nicholson: The Graphic Works': 21B. For J.S. Sargent's portrait of Roberts, see ref. 28501
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