Maharaja Duleep Singh Vanity Fair

Maharaja Duleep Singh (1838 – 1893)

The deposed Sikh Maharaja was forced to convert to Christianity and was exiled to England in 1853. There he was given a pension & lived a lavish lifestyle. Later on he sought to learn more about Sikhism & return back to India. The British Government denied his request in 1886 for his return to India or re-embracing Sikhism.

Chromolithograph by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son Ltd., after a painting by Sir Leslie Ward (1851 – 1922)

Size: 15 x 10.25 in. (38.1 x 26 cms.)
Date of printing – 1882