Equestrian figure of Ranbir Singh
- Object Number: STKMG:1980.P.154
- Simple Name: figure
- Production Place: Staffordshire
- Production Place: England
- Production Period:
- Summary: Equestrian figure of Ranbir Singh. Vividly painted on a skewbald horse, facing right. He wears a plumed turban, yellow and orange garments and carries a scimitar. His face is dark and clean-shaven.
- Terms:war and conflict and conflicr
- Additional Notes: Ranbir Singh successed his father, Gholab Singh, who had been founder and Maharaja of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. The state was created after the defeat of the Sikhs in the First Anglo-Sikh War (1856).
- 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.
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery