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Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar III

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  • Description

    In this posthumous portrait the Maharaja sits on an ivory chair of European design. A Victorian lamp fitting appears against the vivid green ground, itself an imported Western pigment. Having been relieved of his responsibilities as ruler by the British in 1831, Maharaja Krishnaraja (1794-1868) devoted much of his reign to devising ingenious new chess puzzles and board and card games.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiasouth IndiaKarnatakasouth Karnataka Mysore (place of creation)
    c. 1870
    Associated people
    probably Krishnaraja Wodeyar III, Maharaja of Mysore (ruled 1799 - 1868) (subject)
    Material and technique
    gouache on paper
    frame 74 x 62.4 x 2.8 cm (height x width x depth)
    sheet 55.6 x 47 cm (height x width)
    painting 51.6 x 42.8 cm (height x width)
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    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
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  • Further reading

    Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2nd February-22nd April 2012, Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin, Andrew Topsfield, ed. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2012), no. 48 on p. 118, illus. p. 119

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