This coloured engraving shows an assemblage at the Travancore royal court with James Outram and his staff and Maharaja of Travancore, Uthram Thirunal Marthanda Varma (1814-1860).
General James Outram was appointed as a political agent in Lucknow in 1854 and became the region’s first commissioner after the annexation of Oudh State. He was a British General who played a key role in the uprising of 1857, and this engraving illustrated the reception accorded to him and his staff in a grand durbar by the Rajah of Travancore.
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TitleDurbar of the Rajah of Travancore, Reception of General Outram and Staff.
PublisherJames Sprent Virtue
MediumColoured line engraving
DimensionsH: 15.5 cm x W: 21 cm
Genre: Etchings & Engravings