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The never seen original painting of Chatrapati Shivaji!

These paintings are in British Museum, London.

मराठी :  छत्रपती शिवाजी महाराजांचे हे चित्र लंडन इथल्या ब्रिटीश संग्रहालयातील आहे.

Portrait of Shivaji ; painting mounted onto an album folio. Inscribed. Album contains 26 paintings of Indian princes.

Description: Object types-painting Title (series)-Portraits of Indian Princes Materials-paper (all objects) Techniques-painted Production place-Made in Deccan ((Asia,India,Deccan) Made in India Place (findspot)-Found/Acquired Golconda (all objects) (Asia,South Asia,India,Deccan,Andhra Pradesh,Hyderabad District (India),Golconda) Date-1680-1687 Period/Culture-Mughal dynasty

MORE DETAILS BELOW THE PAINTING:

Details as per British Museum:

  • Object type
    • painting
    • album (bound)
  • Museum number

1974,0617,0.11.12

·         Title (series)

  • Portraits of Indian Princes

Description

Portrait of Shivaji; painting mounted onto an album folio. Inscribed. Album contains 26 paintings of Indian princes.

Ink, opaque watercolour and gold on paper. Album bound in red leather and stamped on both covers with a central medallion, spine decorated with gold leaf. Interior cover marbled.

o    Culture/period

      • Mughal dynasty

o    Date

      • 1680-1687

o    Production place

      • Made in: Deccan
      • (Asia,India,Deccan)
      • Made in: India
      • (Asia,South Asia,India)

o    Findspot

      • Found/Acquired: Golconda
      • (Asia,South Asia,India,Deccan,Andhra Pradesh,Hyderabad District (India),Golconda)

o    Materials

      • paper
      • leather
      • gold

o    Technique

      • painted

o    Dimensions

      • Height: 14.7 centimetres (small page)
      • Width: 7 centimetres (small page)
      • Height: 17.3 centimetres (large page)
      • Width: 8.2 centimetres (large page)
      • Height: 19.1 centimetres (album)
      • Width: 10.7 centimetres (album)
      • Thickness: 1.8 centimetres (album)

 

o    Inscriptions

 

Ø  Inscription Type

Inscription

Ø  Inscription Script

Latin

Ø  Inscription Position

top left, on decorated border

Ø  Inscription Language

German

Ø  Inscription Content

Sieúwagie geweze

Maratise Vor Sl. [?]

Ø  Inscription Translation

was Shivaji
Maratha …[?]

Ø  Inscription Comment

The inscription identifies the subject and probably means: ‘this was Shivaji, founder of the Maratha state.’

 

Ø  Inscription Type

mark

Ø  Inscription Position

on album spine

Ø  Inscription Language

English

Ø  Inscription Content

Portraits of Indian Princes
Mus Brit Jure Empt
22,282

o    Curator’s comments

See 1974,0617,0.11.1-26 for all folios included in this album.

o    Bibliography

Robinson F 2007a p.164

o    Exhibition history

Exhibited:

2013-14 24 Oct-27 April, BM, G69a, ‘Wise men from the East: Zoroastrian traditions in Persia and beyond’ (1974,0617,0.11.1 displayed)
2009-2010 10 Oct-17 Jan, London, V&A, ‘Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts’ (part 12 displayed)

o    Associated names

Representation of: Shivaji

o    Acquisition name

Transferred from: British Library

o    Acquisition date

1974

o    Acquisition notes

Transferred from the Department of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books (OMPB).

o    Department

Middle East

o    Registration number

1974,0617,0.11.12

o    Additional IDs

      • 22282
      • Or. 54

        Source and credit: Sanskritimagazine.com

 

 

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