Auction Date: 2/09/2014 at 01pm
India Sikh large scale engraving of the Maharajah Ranjit Singh in Court 1858. A superb engraving of the lion of Punjab Maharajah Ranjit Singh in Court, from a 19th century French periodical dated 1858 and titled La Cour de Runjeet-Sing a Lahore. Measures 53x73cm. A truly magnificent scene of Sikhs, Sikh nobles, Akali Nihungs, Ranjit Singh, and court officials. This engraving is based on the famous painting of the Lahore court by Hungarian artist August Schoefft now in the Lahore Museum in Pakistan. This is one of the most detailed scenes that portrays the magnificent Sikh empire at its height.