Field Marshal Lord Roberts, Commander in Chief of the forces in South Africa, 1902.Artist: Lafayette
Field Marshal Lord Roberts, Commander in Chief of the forces in South Africa, 1902. Sir Frederick, 1st Earl Roberts (1832-1914) was one of the foremost British military figures of Victorian times. Awarded the Victoria Cross in 1858 for his actions during the Indian Mutiny, Roberts is best known for his march to capture Kandahar during the Second Afghan War of 1878-1880. He was made Baron of Kandahar and Waterford in 1892 and promoted to Field Marshal in 1895. Roberts commanded the reinforcements sent to South Africa in 1900 after the setbacks of the early part of the Boer War. After his successful intervention in the South African campaign, he returned to England to become Commander-in-Chief of the British Army, a position which he held until 1904, when he retired from the army. Portrait from Celebrities of the Army, published by George Newnes, (London, 1902).
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Ramkali Ragini: Page from a Dispersed Ragamala Series (Garland of Musical Modes), 18th century
Ramkali Ragini: Page from a Dispersed Ragamala Series (Garland of Musical Modes), 18th century.
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Indian metal work, embroidery, weaving and painting, (1898). Creator: Unknown
Indian metal work, embroidery, weaving and painting, (1898). 'Fig 1: Ancus (instrument used to drive and train elephants) in chiselled iron. Figs 2 and 3: Pendants and button embossed in gold and chiselled. Fig 4: Ancus, enamelled and adorned with jewels. Figs 5-9: Decorations from enamelled arms. Fig 10: State parasol with rich gold embroidery. Figs 11-13: Embroidered fans. Fig 14: Covering for the foot, woven in gold and embroidered in silk and pearls. Fig 15: Embroidered table-cover. Fig 16: Border from a saddle-cloth. Fig 17: Embroidery on black stuff. Fig 18: Border from an embroidered velvet-carpet. Figs 19-22: Flowers from silk embroidery. Fig 23: Woven shawl. Fig 24: Border from woven stuff. Figs 25 and 26: Patterns from silk- and gold-weavings. Fig 27: Lacquerpainting. Fig 28: Portion of a book-cover in lacquerpainting. Figs 29 and 30: From illuminated manuscripts'. Plate 17 from "The Historic Styles of Ornament" translated from the German of H. Dolmetsch. [B.T. Batford, London, 1898]
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