UDAIPUR – MEWAR. H H Maharana Sir Fateh Singh, G.C.S.I.
Udaipur – Mewar. A good portrait of H. H. Sir Fateh Singh, G.C.S.I., Maharana of Udaipur [1849-1930]. The 6 x 4 ins photograph is mounted on decorative photographer’s card but without a credit. The Maharana, who ruled from 1884. is shown seated on a typical silver covered throne chair with one arm resting on one of the lions. As he is leaning forward his coat of arms is clearly visible on the chair’s back. The portrait was probably taken soon after his being invested with the insignia of a Knight Grand Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India in 1887, the star badge of which he wears here. The overall size of the card is 9¼ x 6¾ ins. nov27/3