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Lot 127

Amendment: Please note that the figures depicted are Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Dhian Singh - Hindu...

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Lot 127

Amendment: Please note that the figures depicted are Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Dhian Singh - Hindu...

Price Realised: £780

Estimate: £600 - £800

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 127


Amendment: Please note that the figures depicted are Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Dhian Singh - Hindu (Dogra) - Prime Minister Fakir Azizuddin - Muslim - Foreign Minister Dina Nath - Hindu (Brahmin) - Finance Minister Mian Ghausa - Muslim - Artillery Commander Kharak Singh - Son of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Sher Singh - Son of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Hira Singh - Baba Ram Singh Vasti - Spiritual Advisor Raja Gulab Singh 

A portrait of Ranjit Singh with the ten Sikh Gurus on a terrace, India, 20th century, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, depicted seated on a European style chair, under a canopy on a terrace, with the ten Gurus including Guru Nanek standing around him, a further white marble pavilion in the background and sunset above, 41.5 x 31cm. 

Ranjit Singh (13 November 1780 – 27 June 1839), popularly known as Sher-e-Punjab or "Lion of Punjab", was the first Maharaja of the Sikh Empire, which ruled the northwest Indian subcontinent in the early half of the 19th century. He survived smallpox in infancy but lost sight in his left eye. He fought his first battle alongside his father at age 10. After his father died, he fought several wars to expel the Afghans in his teenage years and was proclaimed as the "Maharaja of Punjab" at age 21. His empire grew in the Punjab region under his leadership through 1839.

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