Marriage Portrait of a Rajput Prince and Nepalese Princess

Unknown photographer and painter1920s

Royal Ontario Museum

Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto, Canada

During WWI, the exile of the ruling Rana family from Nepal forced them to search for suitable marriages alliances for their many daughters elsewhere, finding success in the Rajput courts. This is a particularly lavish work, meticulously done in a variety of mediums. Unlike earlier portraits, the carpet is represented with a perspective receding into the background and consistent with the rest of the image.


  • Title: Marriage Portrait of a Rajput Prince and Nepalese Princess
  • Creator: Unknown photographer and painter
  • Date: 1920s
  • Location: North India
  • Physical Dimensions: w56.6 x h75.25 cm
  • Provenance: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the ROM Reproductions Fund.
  • Type: photograph
  • Medium: Oil paint and opaque watercolour on matte gelatin silver developing-out paper print
  • Accession Number: 2005.37.1

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