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DELHI DURBAR PORTRAIT GEORGE V; AND MARY; KING AND QUEEN OF THE UK. Large Photograph Signed, by both ("GeorgeR.I." and "Mary R"), gelatin silver print of a formal full-length portrait by Herzog & Higgins, showing them standing together, each in ermine coronation robes, the King wearing the Imperial Crown of India and the Queen a tiara mounted with the Cambridge emeralds and a necklace on which hangs the Cullinan VII pendant. Signed in the image, each below the relevant portrait. 14x11 1/2 inches (image), 20 1/2x16 1/2 inches overall; moderate silvering in dark areas at edges, abrasions to mount along all edges of photograph from prior matting, date inscribed in black ink against dark background at lower edge in unknown hand. Np, circa December 1911
The Delhi Durbar was a ceremony that took place on three occasions at the Coronation Park in Delhi, India, celebrating the succession of a new British Emperor or Empress of India. The one held on December 12, 1911, was the only Durbar attended by a British monarch.