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A Hindoo Fakeer

A Hindoo Fakeer

Artist: Eden, Emily

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1844

Shelfmark: X43(3)

Item number: Plate 3

Length: 37.3

Width: 27.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

This lithograph was taken from plate 3 of Emily Eden's 'Portraits of the Princes and People of India'. Eden wrote: "A Fakeer is a religious devotee, whether of the Mahomedan or Hindoo persuasion; the person represented in the print is a Hindoo".

The seventh daughter of Baron Auckland, Emily accompanied her brother, Lord Auckland, to India during his time as Governor General (1835 to 1842). She was a talented watercolourist and a keen observer of her surroundings. She had a particular opportunity to observe the people of India when she and her sister Frances ('Fanny') accompanied their brother on his long tour from Calcutta to Punjab for a meeting with Ranjit Singh, ruler of the Sikhs.

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