KARAULI. A good, large albumen print portrait of the Maharaja with sword and shield


The portrait measures 265 x 207mm [approx 10.5 x 8.25 ins] and is unmounted [it may have been once pasted to an album sheet but, if so, has been very carefully removed]. The imposing Rajput warrior prince is seated in a silver mounted throne chair and holding his sword; the shield rests against the chair. Sir Bhanwar Pal Deo, GCIE was born in 1863 and this image was probably taken around 1900, most probably by Bourne and Shepherd. Karauli was a 17 gun salute state in South western Rajputana [now Rajasthan]. The reverse of the photograph has an old, mistaken pencil inscription describing it as the Maharaja of Ulwar. This image has been used in several books, such as Charles Allen: Majarajas [Mercury Books, 2005

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