The inscription on verso identifies the rider as “Jala Madan Singhji”. Madan Singh was the son of Rajarana Madho Singh, (1773-1834) the Divan or Musahib-i-Ala (chief minister) of Kotah who inherited this office from his father, Rajarana Zalim Singhji (1739-1824). Born in Kotah in 1808, he assumed the title of Maharaj Rana and became the ruler of Jhalawar in 1838, where he died in 1845. The inscription does not mention the title of Maharaj Rana, hence our dating. A portrait of Madan Singh was published as Maharaja Kanwar Madhav Singh in Painting for the Royal Courts, Spink, London, 1976, cat.30, p.11.