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Maharana Fateh Singh with Prince Bhupal Singh and Princess Ankaran Bai - Mewar

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December 31, 1884
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Mewar
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Babur II 1881-1920

Maharana Fateh Singh with Prince Bhupal Singh and Princess Ankaran Bai - Mewar

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Gouache on paper 16.5 x 13 in. (41.9 x 33 cm.) Done in a later Shivalal and Pannalal style, this portrait of Maharana Fateh Singh posing with his children is unique for its subject more than its rendering and appears to be based on a photograph. It depicts a rare occasion when a Mewar princess was allowed to be part of a portrait. Prince Bhupal Singh in the image appears to be of nine to ten years and bears resemblance with his sister possibly Ankaran Bai. Young and docile princess is shown holding Her father’s hand and the young prince, earing a semi-transparent jama, has a stern face. Fateh Singh’s disposition is austere and firm, reflecting his character and his white outfit adds to his magnificent personality.


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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.

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