Antique 19th century Indian Sikh miniature portrait Maharaja Sher Singh-SOLD
SOLD Antique 19th century Indian miniature portrait depicting Sikh monarch Maharaja Sher Singh (1807 - 1843) ruler of the Sovereign country of Punjab and the Sikh Empire. He was the son of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and Queen Rani Mehtab Kaur (not to be confused with Maharani Mahtab Devi Sahiba, d/o Maharaja Sansar Chand of Kangra, another wife of Maharaja Ranjit Singh) who was also the mother of Prince Tara Singh (1807-1859). He became Maharaja on January 20, 1841, after the sudden death of Nau Nihal Singh whose death was set in motion, some say purposely, while returning from his father's cremation. He was the half brother of Nau Nihal's father, Maharaja Kharhak Singh.
The portrait is hand painted on natural wafer by very fine brush in gouache and gold with outstanding detail and beautiful colors.Backed by paper Inscribed in ink “Raja Sher Singh”, retaining its original gild silver box frame with suspension ring and the front and back glass.
CONDITION: This original painting is in excellent condition no restorations or repairs.
MEASUREMENTS: 5.2 cm x 4 cm (2 in x 1 5/8 in).