Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780 – 1839)
Founder of the Sikh Empire, based in Punjab from 1799 to 1849. As a child he suffered from smallpox and lost one eye. He helped Shah Shuja Durrani of Afganistan to get the throne and in exchange he brought Koh-i-Noor back to India in 1813.
Steel engraved & published by James S. Vertue, London (1829 – 1892), after a painting by an Indian artist
Size: 10 x 6.5 in. (25.4 x 16.5 cms.)
Date of printing – circa 1850