A LARGE EQUESTRIAN PORTRAIT OF A MAHARAJA JAWAN SINGH OF MEWAR
A LARGE EQUESTRIAN PORTRAIT OF A MAHARAJA JAWAN SINGH OF MEWAR

UDAIPUR, INDIA, CIRCA 1830

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A LARGE EQUESTRIAN PORTRAIT OF A MAHARAJA JAWAN SINGH OF MEWAR
UDAIPUR, INDIA, CIRCA 1830
Opaque pigments and gold on paper, riding to the right, the nimbed raja and his horse richly adorned, his retinue at his feet, an attendant carrying a chowri, others a canopy, on green ground, with high sky line, with green borders and red floral margins, the reverse with identification inscription in devanagari script, some flaking, otherwise in good condition, mounted
Painting 16 x 9¾in. (40.6 x 24.7cm.); panel 19 x 13in. (48.4 x 33.1cm.)

Lot Essay

This particularly large portrait (48.4 x 33.1 cm, including the border) is of almost identical size to other equestrian portraits of the Maharana in the collection of Isabella and Vicky Ducrot and in the National Gallery of Victoria. It is probable that it was part of the same series (Four Centuries of Rajput Painting, Mewar, Marwar and Dhundhar, exhibition catalogue, Milano, 2009, cat.63, p.79 and Andrew Topsfield, Paintings from Rajasthan in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1980, cat.236 and 238, p.152). Two of these paintings in Victoria are attributed to the painters Rama and Nathu.

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