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    Sale 12471

    Arts of India

    26 May 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 46

    RAO JAGAT SINGH OF KOTAH HUNTING BOAR

    KOTAH, RAJASTHAN, NORTH INDIA, SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY

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    RAO JAGAT SINGH OF KOTAH HUNTING BOAR
    KOTAH, RAJASTHAN, NORTH INDIA, SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY
    Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the lively hunt depicting Jagat Singh wearing a gold wrapped turban accompanied by an older courtier on horseback, slaying and spearing a wild boar attacking a footman, two dogs follow the boar, indication of a rocky landscape to the lower right corner, on green ground, with white, yellow and black rules, modern red borders
    8 7/8 x 12 7/8in. (22.7 x 32.8cm.)


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    Rao Jagat Singh of Kotah (r.1658-82) was very keen on hunting. Another closely related portrait of Jagat Singh attributed to the Hada Master of the Kotah school and dated to circa 1660 is currently on loan to the Metropolitan Museum (John Guy and Jorrit Britschgi, Wonder of the Age: Master Painters of India, 1100–1900, no.48, pp. 103-6). For a famous portrait of Ram Singh I of Kotah hunting rhinoceros, dated 1690-1700, is also on loan to the Metropolitan Museum New York (Milo Cleveland Beach, Mughal and Rajput painting, Cambridge, 2002, fig. 127, p. 167)

    Provenance

    Acquired before 1991.