An illustration of Maharaja Ranjit Singh


This miniature of the first Sikh Maharaja of the Punjab at Lahore, Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780–1839), known as the 'Lion of Punjab', is from an album made in 1830. The album contains family biographies, in Persian, of princely families in the Sikh and Rajput territories by Colonel James Skinner (1778–1841), and 37 portraits of their current representatives by unnamed artists.

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From James Skinner, Tazkirat al-umarā
10 June 1830
Manuscript / Illustration / Image
Unknown [Artist], Colonel James Skinner
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British Library
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