An inscription on the verso reads "S(amvat) 1850 miti ka ti(k) sud(i) 2 kam uste abu kasem re ro devali ri najar," which translates to "Work of Ustad Abu Qasim [presented as] nazar [at the] Diwali [festival Darbar]." There is also the collection stamp of the Maharaja of Bikaner, dated 10th June 1964, no. 259 and with a librarian's signature, Khet Singh, in ink.
Naval Krishna has identified this painter in the genealogy of Umrani painters as the great-grandson of Ibrahim, son of Ruknuddin, the famous Bikaner court painter of the late seventeenth century; see A. Topsfield, Court Painting in Rajasthan, 2000, p. 62-63. Shanane Davis confirms that Abu Qasim was the last Umrani (Usta) clan master painter in Bikaner, and was in charge of the royal workshop until 1804; see S. Davis, The Bikaner School: Usta Artisans and Their Heritage, vol II, (forthcoming)