Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum (1850-1916) Field-Marshal, British Agent & Consul-General in Egypt

John Collier (1850 - 1934)

Oil on canvas

1910-20
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Egypt
    City: Cairo
    Place: British Embassy

    An autograph replica of this portrait was bought by subscription by the Oriental Club, London, in 1916 and remains in the club's collection today. Another version is in Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa. The three half-length portraits are based on John Collier's full-length work, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1911 and titled 'On the North-West frontier; F. M. the Viscount Kitchener of Khartoum, O.M., G.C.B.’. The work was described in the press as follows:

    'The famous field-marshal stands in an Indian mountain pass facing the spectator. In the background there is a charger, attended by an Indian orderly. The viscount's features are perfect. A characteristic dark frown spreads over the brow. Only in that way is the strong, silent character of the commanding personality perceived.'

    The full-length portrait is owned by the Crown Estate.

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    People
    Kitchener, Horatio Herbert, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum
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    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum (1850-1916) Field-Marshal, British Agent & Consul-General in Egypt
    Date
    1910-20
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 72.50 cm, width: 56.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented by Frederick Eckstein, February 1927
    Inscription
    bl: John Collier
    Provenance
    Collection of Frederick Eckstein; by whom presented to the Office of Works in February 1927
    GAC number
    0/760