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    Sale 12471

    Arts of India

    26 May 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 23

    A WILD BOAR HUNT

    MEWAR, RAJASTHAN, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1760-80

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    A WILD BOAR HUNT
    MEWAR, RAJASTHAN, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1760-80
    Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the maharaja and his companions sit within a fort, he shoots wild boars through one of the fort's windows, a forested landscape around, his retinue with hunting dogs, horse and palanquin in the background, under a moonlit sky, with red borders and black rules, the reverse with a line of black devanagari script
    11 7/8 x 18in. (30.2 x 45.5cm.)


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    This painting most probably depicts a hunting expedition of Maharana Ari Singh II of Mewar (r.1762-72). It is closely related to a further hunting scene which sold in these Rooms, 9 October 2014, lot 155.