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Ganga Singh, Maharaja of Bikaner

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Ruler and Statesman. The Maharaja was regarded as a progressive ruler, who promoted water supplies, railways, hospitals and schools in Bikaner (Rajputana), as well as a representative assembly in 1913. He put the resources of his state at Britain's disposal in 1914, and himself served in France and Egypt. He was a member of the Imperial War Cabinet and a signatory of the Treaty of Versailles (1919).

National Portrait Gallery, London

London

  • Date

    1919

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    76.2 x 63.5 cm

  • Accession number

    4188

  • Acquisition method

    Given by wish of Viscount Wakefield, 1960

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