Title: The Maharaja Duleep Singh
Artist(s): After Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805–73)
Date: c. 1854
Dimensions: H. 29.5 in. x W. 20 in.
Museum number: S.M.61 (N.M. 1961.341)
Physical location: Section 1: Paintings, Prints, and Photographs
Collection: Princess Bamba Collection
Inscriptions: “Winterhalter 1854." appears on the image in the bottom right corner.
Below the image are a few inscriptions:
[on the left] “ON STONE BY R. J. LANE, A.E.R.A. [next line] LITH TO THE QUEEN."
[on the right] “M & N HANHART, [next line] CHROMO-LITHOGRAPHERS."
[in the centre] “His Highness [next line] THE MAHARAJAH DULEEP SINGH. [next line] from a Painting by Winterhalter in the possession of Her Majesty. [next line] Published by permission of Her Majesty, [next line] by John. Mitchell Royal Library 33 Old Bond Street London."
Bibliographic Reference(s): F. A. Khan, The Princess Bamba Collection Catalogue: Antiquities of Sikh Period (Lahore: Department of Archaeology, 1961), 10, cat. no. 46.
A chromolithograph of Maharaja Dalip Singh after the original in oils by the German painter and lithographer Franz Xaver Winterhalter. The young Maharaja is shown wearing Indian attire, resting his left hand on his cross belt and his right hand on the hilt of a sheathed sword. He wears a bejeweled sirpēsh in his turban and a jewel-framed miniature of Queen Victoria. A white-domed structure can be seen in the background on the right. This chromo-lithograph print carries the signature "Winterhalter 1854".
The original oil painting by Winterhalter is displayed in the Durbar Corridor, Osborne House, Buckingham Palace, London (accession number RCIN 403843).