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Sir Rajendra Singh, the Maharaja of Patiala, taken by an unknown photographer in c.1898. This full-length portrait shows the Maharaja seated on a gilded throne with his right leg raised on a footstool and holding a sword. He wears royal regalia including a cloak and a chain of office. The arms of the throne are designed in the form of lions, and it is set against a painted studio backdrop. The Maharaja (1872-1900) ruled the princely state of Patiala in Punjab from 1876 until his death.