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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II

Names:
Other: Maharaja of Jaipur 
Other: Ram Singh 
Other: Ram Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Jaipur 
Other: Ram Singh, Maharaja of Jaipur 
Dates:  1833 - 1880
Active:  India
 
  
Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II of Jaipur invited the British artist-photographer of Nynee Tal, Mr T. Murray in 1860 to develop the Tasveer Khana (Picture Gallery). The Maharaja became passionate about taking wet collodion photographs and in training others. He was also created a Counsellor of the Empress in 1877 and a Knight Grand Commander of India in 1880.

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Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II
Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II of Jaipur, photographer-prince (1833-1880), Self-Portrait 
1856
 
  
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John Falconer, British Library 
A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia

 
Amateur, India (Maharaja of Jaipur)
Ram Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Jaipur 1835-80, was an enthusiastic amateur photographer. The French traveller and photographer Louis Rousselet, in his India and its Native Princes (1876), records, ‘…The conversation then turned on photography (he is not only an admirer of this art, but is himself a skilful photographer)’.
 
Amateur, India (Ram Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Jaipur)
An enthusiastic and talented amateur photographer. Louis Rousselet (qv), who visited Jaipur in the 1870s, records that the Maharaja was ‘not only an admirer of this art, but is himself a skilful photographer’. 
  
 
  

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