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


Anonymous said...

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

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