HIGHEST QUALITY ALBUM ROYAL PORTRAITS, NAWANAGAR -SOUVENIR:THE INSTALLATION OF MAHARAJAH RANJITSINJI
Platinum prints on paper
Nawanagar - Souvenir, The Installation of H.H. Maharajah Ranjitsinji, Jam Saheb of Nawanagar
Vernon & Co.
Oblong, 15 x 20 in (38 x 48 cm.)
Signed and presented by Maharajah Ranjit Singh Ji at two places
ONE OF THE FINEST ALBUMS WITH TOP QUALITY PORTRAITS OF INDIAN MAHARAJAHS
PRESENTATION COPY signed 'To MAG AND HAROLD, WITH ALL GOOD WISHES, From Ranji, With all good wishes, Feb 8, 1908',
The album is with 70 (71) individual platinum and carbon prints of various sizes on 25 grey heavy card mounts, the larger prints mounted mostly one-per-page, others mounted in various patterns, each page with embossed motif at upper right corner, some with printed tissue interleaves Original red cloth gilt, the covers elaborately bordered in gilt, the upper cover with title and four armorial stamps, the back cover with central floral arabesque.
Size:14 x 11 inches
Includes: hand-coloured portrait of Maharaja Ranjitsinhji, the famous cricketer; Lord Minto, the Viceroy; the rulers of Kutch, Idar, Alwar, Bhavnagar, Junagadh, Porbunder, Mysore, Ratlam, Wankaner, Rajpipla, Rajkot, Sachin, Wadhwan, and Gondal; the heirs-apparent of Junagadh and Idar; the arrival of the Maharaja; carriages; en route to the Installation Durbar in a howdah; the ceremony; a tennis party; the Maharaja in his 24 HP Napier; various buildings and views around the state.
This lot will be sold in "as is" condition.
There may be some minor fading, yellowing, tears/creases scratches, or holes commensurate with age that may not be visible in the images.
The photographs on sale in this auction are rare, out-of-print and otherwise collectable, dating from the 19th century onwards. Photographs age over time and deterioration in a photograph's condition depends on many factors, including the original materials used and conditions of usage over time. Photographs will often show signs of foxing, yellowing and fading through usage.
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