Bust of Lord Roberts of Kandahar

Bust of Lord Roberts by theakston-thomas
This bust of Field Marshal Lord Roberts stands 21cm high. It is a very pleasing piece. Below are some close ups of the piece and also some contemporary images of Bobs taken from various established Victorian publications. We have pieced this set together to offer it as a whole or in parts.

Four images of Bobs. He was perhaps one of our greatest military leaders of the Victorian age.  [contact-form to=’bmhkluang@yahoo.com’ subject=’Lord Roberts of Kandahar’][contact-field class='zem_slink' title='Record label' href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Record_label' target='_blank' rel="wikipedia">label</a>='Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='<a class="zem_slink" title="Unicode and email" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode_and_email&quot; target="_blank" rel="wikipedia">Email</a>' type='email' required='1'/][contact-field label='Website' type='url'/][contact-field label='Comment' type='textarea' required='1'/][/contact-form] ??????????????????????????????? This shows the naming at the base clearly.??????????????????????????????? As it shows, this piece was sculpted by W C Lawton. January 4th 1900.???????????????????????????????

Close up of the makers details.??????????????????????????????? Small insignia to the rear of the bust.???????????????????????????????
This image is a colour photogravure from a publication called Celebrities of the British Army published in 1901 / 2
Lord Roberts being perhaps the most famous and celebrated of the day.
bobs coa
Taken from the Illustrated London News Special Edition of the Transvaal War, or Boer War,  this shows where Lord Roberts wrote from and where he slept whilst in the field.
bobs iln in the field
Portrait of Lord Roberts as Commander in Chief of British Forces in South Africa at the time of the Transvaal War.
This is from an Illustrated London News Special Edition covering the Transvaal War which has numerous images by well known artists of the day.
bobs iln trans war

Published 21st June 1900 with the caption BOBS
This is the well known caricature that has Bobs with his field glasses searching fror Kruger. Kruger is profiled in the rocks over Bobs’ left shoulder.

bobs vf 1900

Published 10th April 1880 again with the caption BOBS
bobs vf1880Each print has either a biopic on the rear or loose leafed. The Transvaal War images obviously have descriptions within the large book.
The items are for sale as a whole or in parts and we will welcome any enquiries here.
Bust of Lord Roberts, a photo by theakston-thomas on Flickr.

Via Flickr:21cm high bust sculpted by W C Lawton January 4th 1900.This set is for sale, contact us here.


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