The Royal Collection: Risaldar-Major Hukam Singh, Sirdar Bahadur, 16th Bengal Cavalry

The Royal Collection: Risaldar-Major Hukam Singh, Sirdar Bahadur, Bengal Cavalry

Portrait of Sheikh Chidda, 1893 by Rudolf Swoboda (1859-1914) | Royal Collection Trust......Sheikh Chidda is wearing Indian court costume.

Portrait of Sheikh Chidda, 1893 by Rudolf Swoboda Collection Trust. (Sheikh Chidda is wearing Indian court costume).

Portrait of Sarup Singh, 1886-88 by Rudolf Swoboda (1859-1914) | Royal Collection Trust......This is one of over 40 portraits from South Asia painted at the request of Queen Victoria. Sarup Singh was a Hindu aged 37, from Alaschan, Jodhpur.

This is one of over 40 portraits from South Asia painted at the request of Queen Victoria. Sarup Singh was a Hindu aged from Alaschan, Jodhpur.

From a series of portraits painted in 1888 by Rudolf Swoboda. Despite having been made Empress of India in 1876 Queen Victoria never visited the country; she was fascinated by its culture and inhabitants. In 1886 she commissioned Swoboda to travel to India and create a series of portraits to show the diversity of the population.

victorianfanguide: “ A selection of portraits painted in 1888 by the artist Rudolf Swoboda. Despite having been made Empress of India in 1876 Queen Victoria never visited the country but she was.

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art-and-things-of-beauty: A Selection of portraits made in India by Rudolf Swoboda

Rudolf Swoboda, Bakshiram 1886

Rudolf Swoboda’s ‘Bakshiram’ One of a series of portraits commissioned by Queen Victoria

Portrait of Sheikh Khudda Bakhsh, 1893 by Rudolf Swoboda (1859-1914) | Royal Collection Trust

Rudolf Swoboda - Portrait of Sheikh Khudda Bakhsh, Royal Collection Trust.

Bhai Ram Singh (Rudolf Swoboda).

Bhai Ram Singh (Rudolf Swoboda).

Portrait of Sheikh Khudda Bakhsh (1893), Rudolf Swoboda

Rudolf Swoboda - Portrait of Sheikh Khudda Bakhsh, Royal Collection Trust.

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