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HH Chamaraja Wadeyar of Mysore sits with his five children, the little ones look so innocently out of the image in their lovely silk sarees, suits and jewellery. Careful hand painting added the colours here, rich pink and green with golden borders on the girls’ dress. I like how the short end of the pallu makes a “sleeve” over the right shoulders of the older princesses. Highness is still in his late twenties in this image, and will tragically die in 1894 at the age of 31.