This impressive drawing of a monkey is directly related to the remarkable portrait of the Monkey Husaini, formerly in the Stuart Cary Welch collection, which sold at Sotheby's, London, 31 May 2011, lot 39. Of near identical composition and similar size, it is tempting to suggest that the present work was a preliminary sketch for the Welch painting. For a discussion on the portrait, see S. C. Welch, India: Art and Culture 1300-1900, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1985, cat. 243, pp. 360-361.