Aristocratic young Indian, photographed in Udaipur, circa 1870s


An attractive carte de visite with a bust length portrait in an oval reserve showing a richly dressed youth of aristocratic appearance wearing a tightly tied turban typical of those worn in Udaipur / Mewar . The cdv has no printed photographer’s credit although there is very neatly written ink inscription in a local language. This I am told by kind IG followers tells us that is Shobha Nathan Purohit aged 14 years and we believe he is a young nobleman. A further name, Mohan Lal also appears on the bacl and may well be the name of the photographer. There is a small mark above the right eye, probably ink.  sep16/2   SOLD 18TH September 2021