Title: Prince Frederick Duleep Singh

Classification: Photograph

Artist(s): John Palmer Clarke (b. 1853)

Date: Late 19th century

Dimensions: H. 20 in. x W. 14 in.

Museum number:  S.M.71 (N.M.1961.351)

Physical location: Section 1: Paintings, Prints, and Photographs

Collection: Princess Bamba Collection

Inscriptions: The inscriptions "J. Palmer Clarke" and "Bury St Edmunds" appear below the photograph on the right and on the left, respectively.

Bibliographic Reference(s): F. A. Khan, The Princess Bamba Collection Catalogue: Antiquities of Sikh Period (Lahore: Department of Archaeology, 1961), 12, cat. no. 67.

This is a hand-coloured photograph of Prince Frederick Duleep Singh (1868–1926), the second son of Maharaja Duleep Singh. He appears to have wrapped a shimmery piece of cloth around his upper body on top of his shirt and trousers, tied at the waist with a bejewelled belt. To complete the look, he has a gold embroidered jubba, or an outer robe, draped across his shoulders. Decorated in the typical Indian fashion, the jubba has paisley motifs and a gold band embellishing its edges. Frederick’s headdress is ornamented with a plumed sar-pesh and his footwear is the fancy gold embroidered leather khussa with the extended toe curling back. This photograph is very similar to a black-and-white photograph of the prince also in the Princess Bamba Collection published by Aijazuddin in Sikh Portraits by European Artists (p. 93).

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