This is James Brooke, an adventurer who became Raja of Sarawak by getting rid of some pirates for the Sultan of Brunei. He established a dynasty of “White Rajas” that were very popular among their subjects. This is an unusually attractive family. First of a series.
from LIFE MAGAZINE COVER January 15, 1951 L to R: Theodoros Stamos, Jimmy Ernst, Barnett Newman, James Brooks, Mark Rothko, Richard Pousette-Dart, William Baziotes, Jackson Pollock, Clyfford Still, Rotert Motherwell, Bradley Walker Tomlin, Willem de Kooning, Adolph Gottlied, Ad Reinhardt, Hedda Sterne. Photo by Nina Leen in Life Magazine, January 15, 1951