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GONDAL, KUMARI OF
Neg. No: 7085
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 10-7-1911

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Sitter:  Bai Shri Leilaba Kunverba Sahiba. b. at Gondal, 14th February 1891, second daughter of H.H. Maharaja Thakore Shri Sir Bhagwant Singhji Sagramji Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Gondal, GCSI, GCIE, by his first wife, H.H. Maharani Bai Shri Nand Kunverbaji Sahiba, CI, second daughter of H.H. Maharana Shri Narayandevji Ramdevji Rana Sahib, Raja of Dharampur. Educ. Monghiba Girls School, Gondal. 

Married at Gondal, 11th May 1919, H.H. Raja Rana Sir Bhagat Chand Sahib, Raja of Jubbal, KCSI (b. 12th October 1881; d.1951), younger son of Raj Rana Padma Chand Sahib, Raj Rana of Jubbal. They had issue four sons and two daughters. [The Raja of Jubbal (in the Simla Hills) was, like his father in law, a very progressive ruler. He introduced free medical services for all his subjects and abolished all forms of taxation during the latter part of his reign].

Date: 10 July 1911.

Occasion: Visit to England for the Coronation of King George V.

Location: The Lafayette Studio, 179 New Bond Street, London.

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: The Kumari wears a very simple white outer sari with narrow gold brocade edges, over a plain skirt.

Jewellery: -

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 179 New Bond Street, London.

Evidence of photographer at work: -

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: The Times of India, 8 September 1908, p ?.

Occasion: See Neg. 7082 (Thakor Saheb of Gondal).

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Jewellery: -

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Acknowledgements: (Costume) Rosemary Crill, Indian Department, V&A; (Biography) Christopher Buyers

 

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