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Ranjit Singh

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Delhi (probably, made)
    Lahore (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850 - ca. 1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted on ivory

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Central Council for the Care of Churches.

  • Museum number:

    IS.148-1954

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, paint on ivory, a miniature portrait of Maharajah Ranjit Singh, ruler of the Punjab.

Place of Origin

Delhi (probably, made)
Lahore (made)

Date

ca. 1850 - ca. 1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted on ivory

Marks and inscriptions

'Runjeet Singh King of the Punjaub'
handwritten on paper stuck on the back of the frame of the painting

Object history note

Given to the V&A in 1954 by the Central Council for the Care of Churches. In a letter of 20 October 1954 Judith Scott, the Assistant Secretary to the Council, wrote of the group: "Unfortunately, I cannot give any information as to their date or where they came from".

Descriptive line

Painting, portrait miniature, Maharajah Ranjit Singh, paint on ivory, Lahore, ca. 1850-1870

Materials

Paint; Ivory

Techniques

Painted

Categories

Paintings; Portraits; Indian Company Paintings; Sikhism; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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