• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 877

    An equestrian portrait of Raja Ram Singh II

    INDIA, KOTAH, DATED 1841

    Price Realised  

    An equestrian portrait of Raja Ram Singh II
    India, Kotah, dated 1841
    The king wearing armor over his white jama, his face backed by a green halo, holding a lance and seated on his gray steed, accompanied by his retinue on foot bearing various ceremonial weapons and symbols of nobility, including the chattri, morchhal and flywhisk, all in a landscape against a blue sky, enclosed by red borders, an inscription in Devanagari on the verso
    Opaque pigments and gold on wasli
    13½ x 10¾ in. (34.3 x 27.2 cm.), folio


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    The inscription on the reverse translates to "Ram Singh Ji Kotah. The procession going to worship Hanum-ji on the occasion of Vijay Dashmi, 1989 (i.e. 1841)."

    Provenance

    Acquired in California, December 1967


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of Ralph Benkaim