Portrait of Sir Hira Singh, Raja of Nabha (1843-1911) (r. 1871–1911) - ROM2011_11756_81

ROM2011_11756_81

Portrait of Sir Hira Singh, Raja of Nabha (1843-1911) (r. 1871–1911)

Maker: Bourne & Shepherd, unknown painter
Medium:Opaque watercolour on albumen silver print
Geography: Calcutta, Bengal, India
Date: 1880s
Dimensions:
28 x 22.2 cm (image)
Object number: 2007.17.28.49
Credit Line: Cyrus and Ruth Jhabvala Collection. This acquisition was made possible by the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust
Not on view
DescriptionIn this studio portrait by the well-known firm of Bourne & Shepherd, the sitter's knee closest to the viewer is out of focus so that objects along the plane of his face can be clear. This was one of the technical limitations of camera lens at this time and the highlights in white paint may have been used to mask other imperfections in the image.
Collection:
South Asia
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