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Silk portrait - 'Kitchener of Khartoum'

Object

Portrait

Production date

1900

Object number

1990.138

Physical Description

Silk, on card frame, multicolour, portrait of Lord Kitchener (stevengraph).

Associated Event

Boer War

Associated Person

Inscription

Egypt
1899-1900
South Africa
Soudan 1898
Kitchener of Khartoum
rd 355916
Woven in pure silk

Material

Silk
Card

Dimension

Height: 176mm
Width: 133mm

Exhibition Label

War in Africa

European involvement in Africa led to a number of wars. British military campaigns and their leaders were celebrated in items like these collectable stevengraphs, pictures woven from silk.

Lord Herbert Kitchener secured control of Sudan in 1898 and was made Baron Kitchener of Khartoum, Sudan’s capital. Iconic World War One (1914-1918) posters feature an image of him pointing, with the words ‘Your Country Needs You’.

Being African in Hackney: 1960s-2020s
14 September 2021 to 14 February 2022

On display?

No