The subject of this painting, a Raja wrapped up tightly against the cold, is an unusually intimate one for Indian painting. Other portraits of figures clothed in large blankets include a depiction of Bhup Singh with his Rani wrapped up in the same quilt and attributed to Guler, circa 1795-1800, now in the Victoria and Albert Museum (I.S. 202-1949; Visakha N. Desai (ed.), Life at Court: Art for India’s Rulers, 16th-19th Centuries, Boston, 1985, no.75). A painting attributed to Nainsukh, circa 1760 shows Balwant Singh in a tent at Nagrota, similarly clothed and smoking a hookah in a manner similar to our portrait (Kalpana Desai and Pratapaditya Pal, A Centennial Bouquet, Mumbai, no.84).