Sir James Brooke (1803-1868)

Sir Francis Grant (1803-1878)


Oil on canvas

56 1/4 in. x 43 3/4 in. (1429 mm x 1111 mm)

Courtesy National Portrait Gallery, London NPG 1559

Bequeathed by Sir Spenser St John, 1910 NPG 1559

Sir James Brooke was famous as the "White Rajah": born in India, this dashing adventurer established himself as the ruler or Rajah of Sawarak, now part of Malaysia.

Image download and text by Jacqueline Banerjee. [Click on the image to enlarge it.]