The Viceroy's Orderly (Duffadar Valayat Shah)

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A full-length portrait of an Indian man, facing left, looking at the viewer. He is dressed in a splendid white costume. He has a white turban, with a long trailing length of cloth, embroidered in gold, at the back, which reaches to below waist level. He wears a gold clasp on top of the turban, clipped to a large ruffle. The tunic has a stand-up 'Nehru' collar, is long sleeved with folded-back cuffs, and reaches knee length. There is also a white cummerbund tied at the side. The sitter was Duffadar Valayat Shah (a Muslim), orderly to Viscount Hardinge of Penshurst, Viceroy of India (1910–1916).

Nottingham Castle



The Viceroy's Orderly (Duffadar Valayat Shah)




oil on canvas


H 198.1 x W 99.1 cm

Accession number

NCM 1953-21

Acquisition method

purchased from Roland, Browse and Delbanco, 1953

Work type


Normally on display at

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Lenton Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 6EL England

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