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Amir Sher Ali Gallery

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Choose from 5 pictures in our Amir Sher Ali collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


Sher Ali Khan, Ameer of Cabul, c1880
Sher Ali Khan, Ameer of Cabul, c1880
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Sher Ali Khan, Emir of Afghanistan, (1900)
Sher Ali Khan, Emir of Afghanistan, (1900)
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Nous avons change tout cela!, 1878. Artist: Joseph Swain
Nous avons change tout cela!, 1878. Artist: Joseph Swain
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Save Me from my Friends!, 1878. Artist: Joseph Swain
Save Me from my Friends!, 1878. Artist: Joseph Swain
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Poor Buffer, 1878. Artist: Joseph Swain
Poor Buffer, 1878. Artist: Joseph Swain
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Poor Buffer, 1878. Artist: Joseph Swain Featured Image

Poor Buffer, 1878. Artist: Joseph Swain

Poor Buffer, 1878. The Ameer of Afghanistan, holding a tiny shield and raised sword, straddles the buffers of a Russian steam train. Russia was important to the British Empire because she bordered Afghanistan. The Russian train is heading towards Turkey which, being independent, had been seen as a buffer state between Russia and British interests in the Eastern Mediterranean. However, as Turkish power waned and Russian ambition grew, Turkey was increasingly a Poor Buffer, with Russian encroachment giving the Ameer of Afghanistan a route through previously secure areas. The lines below are: Danger signals up. Prospect of Collision at the Afghan Junction'. At the bottom are some lines from Shakespeare's Hamlet. From Punch, or the London Charivari, October 19, 1878

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