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Official teachers' resource for the Art Gallery of Ontario's Maharaja: The Splendor of India's Royal Courts exhibition, which is up until April 3, 2011. Learn about some of the artifacts in the exhibition, and engage in a dialogue relating ancient artworks to contemporary life.

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Portraits of Maharajas: Recording Experience

Portrait of Maharana Amar Singh. c. 1700 opaque watercolour on cloth Victoria & Albert Museum, London © V&A Images / Victoria and Albert Museum, London


Portrait of the Nawab of Arcot. c. 1775 oil painting Victoria & Albert Museum, London © V&A Images / Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  • Maharajas commissioned artists to paint their portraits as a record of their reign. How do we record our lived experiences today?

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