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After Baron Carlo Marochetti (1805-67)

'Maharaja Dalip Singh' 1856-80

RCIN 2083836

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Glass plate negative showing Carlo Marochetti's bust of Maharaja Duleep Singh (1838-93) created around 1856 (RCIN 41542). The Maharaja wears a turban decorated with pearls and a three strand pearl necklace incorporating a miniature of Queen Victoria. The work stands on a dark marble socle and slate base, supported by a tall plinth that is positioned between two doorways possibly in Osborne House.

The work was commissioned by Queen Victoria and given to Prince Albert on his birthday, 26th August 1856.

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. Prints form this negative do not seem to exist in the Collection.

  • Creator(s)

    After Baron Carlo Marochetti (1805-67) (artist)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Duleep Singh (1838-93)
    Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Isle of Wight [England]
              • Osborne Estate [Isle of Wight]
                • Osborne House
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Headgear
            • Turbans
        • Jewellery
          • Necklaces