A panel of seven portraits of rulers of Patiala Punjab, perhaps Patiala, late 19th Century (after 1876)

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Lot 197
A panel of seven portraits of rulers of Patiala
Punjab, perhaps Patiala, late 19th Century (after 1876)

Sold for £ 8,187 (US$ 10,116) inc. premium
A panel of seven portraits of rulers of Patiala
Punjab, perhaps Patiala, late 19th Century (after 1876)
gouache on paper, seven portraits within painted ovals, identifying inscriptions in Persian in nasta'liq script, pink border
370 x 305 mm.

Footnotes

  • The text in larger script reads: raja-i rajigan-i riyasat-i patyala, 'The Rajas of Rajas of the princely state of Patiala'.

    The subjects, running anti-clockwise from the top, are as follows:
    Maharajah [Baba] Ala Singh (1691-1765).
    Maharajah Amar Singh.
    Maharajah Sahib Singh.
    Maharajah Karam Singh.
    Maharajah Narendra Singh.
    Maharajah Mahendra Singh (reg. 1862-76).
    In the centre, Maharajah Sir Rajinder Singh (reg. 1876-1900), given the title Farzand-i-Khas-i-Dawlat-i-Inglishiyya, 'Favoured Son of the English State'.
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