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After Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73)

'The Maharaja Duleep Sing [sic]' c. 1858

RCIN 2084322

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Glass plate negative a painting of Maharajah Duleep Singh (1838-93) created by Franz Xaver Winterhalter in 1854 (RCIN 403843). The sitter is depicted full length, standing, facing slightly towards the left and looking towards the viewer. He is wearing a turban and a jewel framed miniature of Queen Victoria.

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. A print from this negative, albeit half length, exists in the Collection, RCIN 2917837.

  • Creator(s)

    After Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73) (artist)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Duleep Singh (1838-93)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives
    Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Costume & National dress
          • Costume-Asia
            • Costume-India
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Headgear
            • Turbans
        • Jewellery