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PORTRAIT OF MAHARAJA KESHRISINHJI JAWANSINHJI OF IDAR

INDIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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PORTRAIT OF MAHARAJA KESHRISINHJI JAWANSINHJI OF IDAR
INDIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
Opaque pigments heightened with gold on ivory, wearing an intricate turban with sarpech and plume, a black tunic with British decorations
5in. (12.8cm.) high
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Lot Essay

This portrait depicts H.H. Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Sir Keshrisinhji Jawansinhji Sahib Bahadur (1868 – 1901), Maharaja of Idar, KCSI (15.2.1887). He became Heir Apparent with the title of Yuvraj Sahib at birth, and succeeded to the position on the death of his father on 26th December 1868. He ascended the gadi at Ahmadnagar Palace on 28th December 1868, and reigned under a Council of Regency until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers in 1880. An open-minded ruler, he was very much involved in the modernisation of the state. This portrait has been painted from a photograph which has been published on The Royal Ark website (https://www.royalark.net/India/idar2.htm).

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