Sawai Madho Singh II (1862-1922) was the adoptive son of Ram Singh II, Maharaja of Jaipur. On 30 September 1880, at the age of twenty, he ascended the throne. In this photograph, he stands with his two beloved sons, Ganga Ji and Gopal Ji, dressed in European attire.
He was one of several important Indian nobles invited to attend Edward VII’s coronation in England. He said to have carried thousands of litres of water from the holy Ganges to England for everyday and religious needs.
TitleSawai Madho Singh II, Maharaja of Jaipur and his sons Gangaji and Gopalji
Periodlate 19th century
DimensionsH: 27.5 cm x W: 21.3 cm