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Akbar II in Durbar in the Diwan-I-Khas

June 30, 1820
Akbar Shah II 1806–1837

Akbar II in Durbar in the Diwan-I-Khas



AKBAR II IN DURBAR IN THE DIWAN-I KHAS, Late Mughal style, c. 1820. Near the emperor stand the princes of the royal blood; on his left Mirza Jahangir Bahadur, Mirza Babar Sahib, Mirza Hussain Bahadur and Mirza Kai Qubad, on his right Mirza Salim Bahadur and Mirza Abu Zafar, his eldest son and the future Bahadur Shah II. Nearby is the British Resident at Delhi, Sir David Ochterlony, in his second period in office 1818-22. Nearly evervone is identified by tiny inscriptions. Opague watercolour and bodvcolour, 48.5 x 41 cm. British Library, London, Add Or 3079.


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