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    Sale 12471

    Arts of India

    26 May 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 112

    MAHARAJA GEORGE JIVAJIRAO SCINDIA AS A BOY WEARING THE GWALIOR EMERALDS

    WOLFRAM ONSLOW-FORD, INDIA, MAY 1923

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    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.

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    Please note that this painting is attributed to Wolfram Onslow-Ford. It is not signed.