Splendours of the Subcontinent

A Prince's Tour of India, 1875-6

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In October 1875 Edward VII, then Prince of Wales, set off on a four-month tour of the Indian subcontinent, to what is now India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal. Dur – ing the tour he was presented with a wide array of beautiful gifts. Despite requests from the India Office that the hosts should exercise restraint, the resulting gifts were intricately wrought, regularly of precious metals and often jewelled. Not only did each one of them forge a personal link between the Prince and the donor, but as a collection they proved very influential in Europe.

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Kajal Meghani

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In October 1875, Edward VII, then Prince of Wales, set off on an eight month tour of the Indian subcontinent, during which he was presented with a wide array of beautiful gifts.

This fascinating publication presents the reader with a wide-ranging selection of South Asian works of art, which not only tell the story of the future king’s tour but also the history of these intriguing objects.

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Weight 1172 g
Dimensions 21.7 x 26 cm
Publisher name Royal Collection Trust
Publication date 8 May 2017
Number of pages 216
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Sophie Kullman
Dimensions 21.7 x 26 cm
Weight 1172 g
Caroline de Guitaut is Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, Royal Collection Trust. Her previous publications include Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration(2012) and Faberge's Animals: A Royal Farm in Miniature (2010).