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H.R.H Mirza Muhamed Sultan Fateh-ul-Mulk Shah Bahadur, the Heir Apparent (Shahzada Ghulam Fakhr ud-din, Mirza Fakhru Sahib) and Entourage in Procession by the River Jumna

December 31, 1839
Mirza Firuz Shah
Bahadur Shah II 1837–1857

Painted By Fidwi Jan-i-Nithar Ghulam Ali Khan Dated 1840



encased in a gilt frame over the mantelpiece in the painting of mirza Fakhruddin in his reception room at the Zafar mahal (as discussed above), is a processional scene with a young prince on horseback with attendants on foot, namely the painting under discussion. Again without any inscriptions, its position of honor in the room suggests that it depicts the same prince, and in fact it is not difficult to determine that the young prince is indeed mirza Fakhruddin himself based on the five known portraits discussed above dated in 1838 and 1839.His small moustache here is perhaps slightly more pronounced than in the 1838 accession portraits, allowing us to date this processional scene to around 1840.

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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.


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