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Bourne & Shepherd
Ranbir Singh, Maharaja of Kashmir (1830-85)
[Bourne and Shepherd's Royal Photographic Album of Scenes and Personages connected with H.R.H. the Prince of Wales' Tour in India 1876]
13.7 x 10.2 cm (image)
The Royal Collection
Photograph of the Maharaja of Kasmir. He is seated with his left foot resting on the stool in front of him and his head turned slightly to the left. He is wearing long, ornately embellished robes, a ceremonial chain and a turban with a feather. He is holding a curved sword in his right hand. There is a rug on the floor.
This is one of a series of photographs from a published volume documenting the tour the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, made of India in 1875-76. Ranbir Singh had just become the Maharaja of Kashmir at the time of the Indian Mutiny.
Presented to Alexandra, Princess of Wales by her husband the Prince of Wales at Christmas 1876