Lord Curzon of Kedleston. Viceroy of India, Grand Master of the Order of the Star of India


A very good example of the Bourne and Shepherd full length portrait of the Viceroy wearing court dress and his mantle and decorations as Grand Master of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India, as he appeared at the Coronation Durbar in Delhi, approx 9 x 12 ins [23 x 30cm], mounted on photographer’s card but with no photographer’s credit. The photograph is in good condition apart from the lack of a small top right corner which could be masked without affecting the image of Curzon. This image shows Lord Curzon at the height of his achievements on the occasion of the Durbar which he planned so meticulously to impress India with the power of the King Emperor but at which he also somewhat overshadowed the King’s brother, Prince Arthur Duke of Connaught. RESERVED 14th June 2019