Posted on: 12 January 2015

The Mahratta Peshwa, and his ministers at Poonah.
Drawn from an original sketch belonging to Sir Charles Malet Bart - 1813

Plate forty-two from the second volume of James Forbes' "Oriental Memoirs". Charles Malet (1752-1815), the Resident of Poona was a close contemporary and a good friend of Forbes. Forbes' (1749-1819) drawing was based on an original sketch made by the English artist James Wales for Malet showing the brahmin Maratha ruler, Peshwa Madho Narain with his ministers.

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Another great sketch! These should be popularized.