Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Painting of Maharajah 'Bhupinder Singh' under the hammer


Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala 

Punjab Newsline Network, Tuesday, 27 October 2009, London

Hamsptead Auctions are to sell  a rare  oil on canvas  of  the famous Indian Maharajah - Bhupinder Singh of Patiala on 29th October. The painting dates to the 1930s.

Maharaja Bhupinder Singh (12 October 1891 - 23 March 1938) was a Sikh Maharaja of the princely state of Patiala from 1900 to 1938. He is perhaps the most famous Maharaja of Patiala, best known for his extravagance, and for being a cricketer.

In 1925, Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala asked Cartier to re-set some of his jewels. The commission, completed in 1928, originally contained 2,930 diamonds and weighed almost 1,000 carats. Maharajah Bhupinder Singh  was a  descendant of the Sikh phulkian misl.

Link to Hamsptead Auctions

Link to sale of oil canvas lot 329

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

This painting should come back to Patiala only. This would be the biggest tribute to this Great Maharaja

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