R. H. Jalbhoy

R. H. Jalbhoy
author & publisher

Unknown British artist
circa 1880

Tinted lithographs
11.8 x 9.8 in. (30 x 25 cms)



The Portrait Gallery of Western India

Embellished with 51 life-like portraits of prominent people from
western India, this album has 15 Parsi portraits including that of
the album’s compiler and author R. H. Jalbhoy. The album was
published in 1886 and printed at the Education Society’s Press in
Byculla, Bombay (according to the copy in the Royal Collection,
UK). It contains 51 tinted lithographic portraits, that are done by
celebrated artists in London, and has text and captions in English
and Gujarati. The portraits were published by Vincent Brooks,
Day & Son of London and many are based on photographs of the
sitters. The work began in 1876 but due to some obstacles it could
only be printed in 1886. It was presented to Queen Victoria by the
author on 27 July 1886.