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Hyder Khan, Governor of Ghuznee, Dost Mahomed Khan, Mahomed Akram Khan, Abdool Ghunee Khan
Date: 1844
Object Name: lithograph
Materials: Hand-colored lithograph on paper
Dimensions: H. 22 in x W. 17 1/2 in, H. 55.8 cm x W. 44.5 cm
Credit Line: Gift of the Kapany Collection
Department: South Asian Art
Collection: Prints And Drawings
Object Number: 1998.64
On Display: No
Culture: Sikh

Description

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A portrait of Dost Muhammad (Mahomed) Khan, ruler of Afghanistan from 1826 to 1839 and again from 1842 to 1863, appears in the center of this print. Two of the other men are his sons, Haider (Hyder) Khan (upper left) and Muhammad Akram Khan (lower left); Dost Muhammad's cousin and close advisor Abdul Ghani (Abdool Ghunee) Khan is at lower right.

By the time Emily Eden was sketching these portraits, Dost Muhammad had been deposed by the British and was residing in India. Upon his return to power in 1842, he passed through the Sikh capital of Lahore (in present-day Pakistan), where he was received by Maharaja Sher Singh. This visit, during which the Sikh maharaja recognized Dost Muhammad as the ruler of Afghanistan, is celebrated in the large painting to your left.

Emily Eden lived in India between 1836 and 1842 while her brother, Lord Auckland, served as Governor General. Several prints based upon her drawings-including this image and the one to your right-were published after her return to England.


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Exhibition History: The Arts of the Sikh Kingdoms
"The Arts of the Sikh Kingdoms", Royal Ontario Museum, 5/25/2000 - 8/20/2000
Label:

A portrait of Dost Muhammad (Mahomed) Khan, ruler of Afghanistan from 1826 to 1839 and again from 1842 to 1863, appears in the center of this print. Two of the other men are his sons, Haider (Hyder) Khan (upper left) and Muhammad Akram Khan (lower left); Dost Muhammad's cousin and close advisor Abdul Ghani (Abdool Ghunee) Khan is at lower right.

By the time Emily Eden was sketching these portraits, Dost Muhammad had been deposed by the British and was residing in India. Upon his return to power in 1842, he passed through the Sikh capital of Lahore (in present-day Pakistan), where he was received by Maharaja Sher Singh. This visit, during which the Sikh maharaja recognized Dost Muhammad as the ruler of Afghanistan, is celebrated in the large painting to your left.

Emily Eden lived in India between 1836 and 1842 while her brother, Lord Auckland, served as Governor General. Several prints based upon her drawings-including this image and the one to your right-were published after her return to England.


Exhibition History: The Arts of the Sikh Kingdoms
"The Arts of the Sikh Kingdoms", Royal Ontario Museum, 5/25/2000 - 8/20/2000