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Bourne & Shepherd
The Maharaja of Benares (1822-89)
[Bourne and Shepherd's Royal Photographic Album of Scenes and Personages connected with H.R.H. the Prince of Wales' Tour in India 1876]
9.8 x 13.9 cm (image)
The Royal Collection
Photograph of the Maharaja of Benares. He is sitting with his right arm resting on the table beside him and his right foot resting on a cushion on the ground. He is wearing a long patterned robe and a small turban and has a medal around his neck. He is holding a large curved sword in his left hand.
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.
Presented to Alexandra, Princess of Wales by her husband the Prince of Wales at Christmas 1876