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Portrait of Maharao Raghubir Singh (full title Colonel HH Maharao Raja Shri Sir Raghubir Singh Sahib Bahadur) of Bundi, reigned 1889-1927. Bundi, circa 1903. Gouache and gold on paper, laid down on later card. 43 x 33cm
Provenance: Sotheby's Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures, London 26 April 1990, lot 62.
Many elements of this painting bear comparison to a studio photograph portrait commemorating the Coronation Durbar at Delhi, 1st January 1903 (Getty Images/Universal Images Group describes the maharao as dressed for the durbar on 1st Jan. 1902 - one year before the event).
All images and text © Peter Blohm