Equestrian figure of Gholab Singh
- Object Number: STKMG:1980.P.153
- Simple Name: figure
- Production Place: Staffordshire
- Production Place: England
- Production Period:
- Summary: Equestrian figure of Gholab Singh. Vividly painted, he is depicted on a white horse facing left. He wears a plumed turban, orange jacket and yellow trousers and carries a scimitar. He has a beard and a moustache and his face is dark.
- Terms:war and conflict
- Additional Notes: Gholab Singh was was the founder and first Maharaja of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, which was created after the defeat of the Sikhs in the First Anglo-Sikh War (1846). On his death, he was succeeded by his son Ranbir Singh.
- Additional Notes: This figure shares many identical features to an engraving entitled "Gholab Singh and his son and body guard" which appeared in The Illustrated London News on April 4th 1846. It seems probable this was the source of the figure's design, demonstrating the Staffordshire potter's abilities to take current news stories and quickly turn-out relevant figures.
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