||Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata
|Component Material II
||Oil on Canvas
||Copied by Cecil L Burns of a painting at Gwalior.
||Mr Cecil L Burns,1-9-1916.
|Period / Year of Work
||The Celebrated Maratha Chief of Gwalior who for so long played a leading part in the history of the second half of the eighteenth
centuy.His independence was recognised by the British in 1782
and within a short time he established his supremacy in Northern Hindustan,and became the protector of the Emperor Shah
Alam at Delhi.He died near Poona at the zenith of his power in February 1794.
||This picture has been erroneously
attributed to Zoffany on the strength of a statement by Sir James Machintosh,who saw it when visiting Poona in December 1805.
It is evidently an adaptation,by an Indian Artist,of the picture by James Wales at Bombay.A Photograph from the present copy is given in Dr Williamson's Zoffany.
Three quarter length seated figure,facing the spectator.Caste marks on face,neclace of Pearls & Jewels,white turban and muslin dress.