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IAIPUR. Portrait of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh, 1920s.

A very good full length portrait of the young Maharaja of Jaipur, who was born in 1911 and succeeded in 1922. The portrait probably dates from shortly after his succession. We have only once before had a copy of this particular image in which the photographer has given the figure a white halo effect around the hea d, somewhat similar to that commonly seen in European portraits of saints. It was used in some painted Indian portraits to give a sort of celestIal aura to rulers but it is very seldom encountered in photographic portraits. The portrait measures 8.5 x 10.5ins and is mounted on contmepoary photographer's card

Price: 300.00

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