Gayatri Devi

In my Jaipur gallery I posted a photograh of an Indian beauty and requested identification. A wonderful painting of her by Pietro Annigoni, Maharini Gayatri Devi of Jaipur hangs in the dining room of the Rambagh Palace Hotel which until 1956 was her home. Sad to say, I know this because she has just died, aged 90 and a lovely obituary has appeared in the 31st July edition of the Times. She is pictured with the Queen and Prince Phillip. American Vogue named her a one of the ten most beautiful women in the world. I agree!