Bahadur Shah Zafar II, Emperor of Delhi (1775-1862)

Photographer: Charles Shepherd (fl. 1858–1878)


National Army Museum, London

Accession no. NAM.1971-12-40-4

According to William Dalrymple, this was taken after Zafar's "show-trail" in Delhi, and was credited to Shepherd by Zafar's jailor (caption, facing p. 423). However, in the National Army Museum's records, it is credited to Robert Christopher Tytler (1818-1872). The colour has been slightly desaturated here to lessen the foxing. [Commentary continues below.]

Text by Jacqueline Banerjee

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