Art UK has updated its cookies policy. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. To find out more read our updated Use of Cookies policy and our updated Privacy policy.

Evelyn Wood (1838–1919)

© National Portrait Gallery, London. Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

How you can use this image

This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other UK exceptions to copyright permitted to users based in the United Kingdom under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised. Any other type of use will need to be cleared with the rights holder(s).

Review the copyright credit lines that are located underneath the image, as these indicate who manages the copyright (©) within the artwork, and the photographic rights within the image.

The collection that owns the artwork may have more information on their own website about permitted uses and image licensing options.

Review our guidance pages which explain how you can reuse images, how to credit an image and how to find images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons licence available.

Buy a print or image licence

You can purchase this reproduction

If you have any products in your basket we recommend that you complete your purchase from Art UK before you leave our site to avoid losing your purchases.


Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

Sir (Henry) Evelyn Wood, Field Marshal, began his military career aged fourteen and was awarded the Victoria Cross in 1859. Having initially joined the Navy, Wood saw active service during the 1853–1856 Crimean War, after which he left the Navy to join the Army. The following year he again saw action during the Indian Mutiny. In the 1870s, Wood was posted to Ghana before taking part first in the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 and then in the First Boer War in South Africa. He was made Sirdar of the Egyptian army during the 1880s. In 1886, Wood returned permanently to Britain, where he served as Quartermaster-General at the War Office and also as Adjutant-General. Wood was promoted to Field Marshal in 1903.

National Portrait Gallery, London



Evelyn Wood (1838–1919)




lithograph on paper


H 34.3 x W 26 cm

Accession number

NPG 3949

Acquisition method

purchased, 1955

Work type



See a tag that’s incorrect or offensive? Challenge it and notify Art UK.

Help improve Art UK. Tag artworks and verify existing tags by joining the Tagger community.

National Portrait Gallery, London

St Martin’s Place, London, Greater London WC2H 0HE England

This venue is open to the public. Not all artworks are on display. If you want to see a particular artwork, please contact the venue.
View venue