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Title

Rani of Jhansi Lakshmi Bhai

late 19th century-early 20th century

Artist

Chitrashala Press

India

1878 -

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Chitrashala Press

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

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