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    Sale 12471

    Arts of India

    26 May 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 25

    MAHARAJA TAKHAT SINGH OUT HUNTING TIGERS

    JODHPUR, NORTH INDIA, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    MAHARAJA TAKHAT SINGH OUT HUNTING TIGERS
    JODHPUR, NORTH INDIA, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the nimbate Maharaja Takhat Singh takes aim at a tiger from atop an elephant and flanked by attendants identified with devanagari inscriptions as Dasmat Singh and Kisor Singh on either side, set in a rocky wooded landscape with an army in the upper left hand corner and a city on the horizon beyond, inside red margins with yellow rules
    Painting 14 x 16½in. (35.3 x 41.8cm.)


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    Maharaja Takhat Singh (r.1843-73) was granted the throne of Jodhpur after he relinquished his claim to the throne of Ahmadnagar in Idar State. Our present work shows the influence of photography which came to Jodhpur towards the end of Takhat Singh's reign, (Rosemary Crill, Marwar Painting: A History of the Jodhpur Style, Mumbai, 1997,pp.172-75).

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