Maharaja Jotindra Mohan Tagore

Maharaja Jotindra Mohan Tagore (1831 – 1908)

The son of Harakumar Tagore, he belongs to the Pathuriaghata branch of Tagore family. As an art connoisseur he opened a museum in Tagore castle. This stereoview by James Ricalton was published in ‘India Through the Stereoscope’. On the back side of the portrait is written, “His Highness was dressed in his splendid Durbar costume-that is, his state dress-with jewels and jeweled sword and other precious badges of rank, and a turban of costly fabric with a tuft of finest plumes tipped with rare gems. The front of his turban gleams with a cluster of brilliants. His side-arms and the scabbard of his state sword are encrusted with old diamonds of the first water. He has just arisen from a richly carved state chair of solid satinwood; the drapery about the room is of the finest material and the product of the cunningest loom-craft. His necklace of several strands includes many shells and stones rare and precious. The robe is satin, edged with gold and his sash is a miracle of needle-work.”

Albumen print on Stereoscopic card
3.5 x 7 in. (8.9 x 17.8 cm.)
Photographed in Calcutta by James Ricalton, c.1903