26 May 2016,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 22,500
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 4,000
MAHARAJA GEORGE JIVAJIRAO SCINDIA AS A BOY WEARING THE GWALIOR EMERALDS
WOLFRAM ONSLOW-FORD, INDIA, MAY 1923
Oil on board, the young prince depicted wearing a large emerald and pearl necklace with a wide-brimmed turban, set against a mountainous Deccani landscape, framed
Painting 17½ x 12in. (44.4 x 30.3cm.)
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Maharaja George Jivajirao Scindia of Gwalior (r.1925-48) was known for his passion for toy cars and trains. He famously installed a silver train in the Jai Villas Palace to serve condiments to his guests at mealtimes. This portrait depicts the prince in his youth shortly before his accession.
Please note that this painting is attributed to Wolfram Onslow-Ford. It is not signed.
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