Portrait of Maharaja Sir Sri Krishnaraja Wodeyar Bahadur of Mysore

Portrait of Maharaja Sir Sri Krishnaraja Wodeyar Bahadur of Mysore

Painted by K Keshavayya
Oil paint on canvas
Mysore, India
About 1906
Museum no. IM.226-1923
Given by Mrs W H Charsley

The maharaja was born in 1884 and became ruler in 1895. He is shown wearing a Benares pink satin brocade coat, buttoned to the neck and a pink and gold turban with a feathered turban ornament (sarpesh) trimmed with pearls. His jewels are set with diamonds and emeralds.