Another striking portrait by the great Indian artist M.V. Dhurandhar (1867-1944). This one was sent in 1905 by an Indian postcard collector, probably in Bombay, who pursued his hobby in a way that gives insight into early collector's fine tastes:
[Verson, handwritten] "Dear Sir, Your p.p.c. [picture postcard] at hand. I shall be pleased to exchange cards with you, but I want cards of your famous galleries, pictures and paintings of great masters, cards showing statues and fine works of art only. I do not collect ordinary city views. In return I shall send you cards of beautiful mosques, mosauleums [mausoleums], temples and tombs in which my country is so very rich.
I collect postage stamps and hence I shall be obliged if you can send me different stamps of your country. I can give you others in exchange. Yours sincerely, Sohrab Sabawala. 3-4-5."