Maharani Jamna Bai of Baroda, circa 1880


A carte de visite without photographer’s credit showing the powerful young widowed Mahrani seated half length and presented in the then fashionable oval reserve. It is rather faded and has a little damage not affecting the portrait. Following the death of her husband, Sir Khandarao Gaekwar  she effectively chose his ultimate successor who was to become Sayaji Rao III and is often seen in portraits with him.   dec22/2

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