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1. Doorga Das 2. Maharana Sheer, Sing of Reeah

1. Doorga Das 2. Maharana Sheer, Sing of Reeah

Engraver: Finden, Edward Francis (1791-1857)

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1829

Shelfmark: W421/1(18)

Item number: plate 18

Length: 30.5

Width: 21.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Engraving of Durga Das Rathor (c. 1638-1710) of Marwar and Shir Singh, the Maharana of Reeah, by Edward Francis Finden (1791-1857). Plate 18 of James Tod's 'Annals and antiquities of Rajast'han or the Central and Western Rajpoot States of India'.

In 1818 several princely states signed a treaty with the British and Colonel James Tod became the first Political Agent to the Western Rajput States. He was based in Maharana Bhim Singh's court in Mewar and was responsible for managing the affairs between the British East India Company and the surrounding Rajput states. Along with his official duties, Tod became very interested in the genealogies of the Rajput Kingdoms as well as the art they produced. The rulers in this engraving are both seen on horseback and the shield held by Durga Das Rathor is in typical Rajput style.

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