John Singer Sargent's Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts
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Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 
1st Earl Roberts 
John Singer Sargent -- American painter 
National Portrait Gallery, London  
Oil on canvas 
163.8 x 105 cm (64 1/2 in. x 41 3/8 in.) 
NPG 3927 
Jpg: Friend of the JSS Gallery

From: Douglas Snyder 
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2003  

One of the most outstanding portraits (in my opinion) is Sargent's portrait of Frederick Sleigh Robert (The Earl of Kandahar). Sargent captures the essence of this career military man (who served in India, Afghanistan and South Africa) in a most masculine portrayal of Roberts in his Field Marshal Uniform. 

A truly dramatic likeness that has never really been well publicized. 
Thank you for all you hard work in researching John Singer Sargent 

Douglas Snyder, Potomac, MD USA  

Special thanks to Matt Davies, of Kansas City, a friend of the JSS Gallery, for helping me with this image. 

The Lord Roberts scan is from an old issue of American Heritage. 


By:  Natasha Wallace
Copyright 1998-2004 all rights reserved
Created 1/17/2003
Updated 8/30/2004