The inscription in the red border above the painting reads pano majailas jinani ro, meaning the picture represents an assembly (majlis) of women in the zanana. On the verso are three lines of inscription. The first reads shri 5 shri ji sahiba re najar kiyo, meaning that this painting is a nazar for a female member of the royal family. The second line reads kam uste hasan ahmad re ro najar kiyo samb 1825 miti karti bade 9, which translates as "work of Ustad Hasan son of Ahmad who made the nazar on the 9th of the dark half of the month of Kartik in the year 1825." This date translates to the 24th October 1769. The final line reads maramat san 1923 miti jeth sud 1 usta [?], meaning that is was repaired by a master on the 1st of the bright half of the month of Jeth in VS 1923, or May 1843.
The present example is a close copy after a slightly damaged painting of a Zenana scene dated approximately 1625-30, see J. Cummins, Indian Painting, 1996, plate 32, p. 70.