Monday, February 8, 2016

Maharajah Duleep Singh

Title: Maharajah Duleep Singh
Artist: Franz Xaver Winterhalter

The King Duleep Singh. Commissioned by Queen Victoria, who noted in her journal on 10 July 1854 that "Winterhalter was in ecstasies at the beauty and nobility of bearing of the young Maharaja. He was very amiable and patient, standing so still and giving a sitting of upwards of 2 hrs'". In the portrait, the Maharaja is shown wearing his diamond aigrette and star in his turban and a jewel-framed miniature of Queen Victoria by Emily Eden.

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