N04611 FIELD-MARSHAL EARL ROBERTS, K.G., V.C., O.M. 1893–5
Canvas, 134×179 (340×454).
Presented by the artist's widow 1932.
Exh: Lent to the Tate Gallery by Dame Katharine Furse from 1906.
Lit: B.F.A.C., Memoir, 1908, p.6, repr. pl.3.
Field-Marshal, 1st Earl Roberts, 1832–1914, distinguished himself in the relief of Lucknow in 1858, at Kandahar in 1880 and in the South African War 1899–1901. He is seen mounted on his bay horse Saracen. Colours are borne behind him by two Indian soldiers on foot. Highland troops are indicated on the right; in the studies a battle is proceeding in the distance on this side. The Tate picture is unfinished and dates from 1893 to 1895. D. S. MacColl, writing in the B.F.A.C…