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Title

Rani of Jhansi Lakshmi Bhai

late 19th century-early 20th century


Artist

Chitrashala Press

India

1878 -


About

The Rani of Jhansi was a leader in the 1857 uprising. She remains the stuff of legends, the warrior queen on horseback fighting for the restoration of her kingdom. Her military prowess was greater than any other rebel leader and she was the only major leader to die on the battlefield. In this image, she is shown dressed for battle holding a sword and shield, yet she is both militaristic and feminine. The print is from the Chitrashala press in Poona, one of the centres of nationalist resistance to British rule after the British victory during the Indian Rebellion in 1857. Three inscriptions, probably in Hindi, along the base.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2011.


Details


Place where the work was made

Pune Maharashtra India


Date

late 19th century-early 20th century


Media category

Print


Materials used

chromolithograph


Dimensions

50.9 x 38.5 cm


Credit

Gift of Jim Masselos 2011


Location

Not on display


Accession number

107.2011


Artist information

Chitrashala Press

Works in the collection

3


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history