AN ALBUM COMPRISING 19 PORTRAITS OF RULERS OF JAIPUR
AN ALBUM COMPRISING 19 PORTRAITS OF RULERS OF JAIPUR
AN ALBUM COMPRISING 19 PORTRAITS OF RULERS OF JAIPUR
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AN ALBUM COMPRISING 19 PORTRAITS OF RULERS OF JAIPUR

JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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AN ALBUM COMPRISING 19 PORTRAITS OF RULERS OF JAIPUR
JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Opaque pigments heightened with gold and silver on paper, 22ff., comprising 19 standing and seated portraits of Rajput rulers, each laid down between polychrome margins, the upper margin with an identification inscription in devanagari script within a lobed cartouche, further inscription in Roman script below, each portrait with attached flyleaf, in cloth binding, lacking spine, most folios loose in binding
Folio 11 ¾ x 8 ¼in. (30 x 21cm.)
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First page inscribed, in black ink: Raje and Baashaw/ 19 Pictures / S.No. 29/341 (in later hand) by Gopal Singh
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The present album includes portraits of:
1. Maharaj Prithviraj Singh Kachhawa, Amber
2. Raja Bhagwat Singh of Jaipur
3. Mirza Raja Ram Singh
4. [brother of?] Raja Madho Singh [the First?], younger son of Raja Man Singh
5. Maharaja Sawai Jagat Singh
6. Mirza Raja Bhao Singh
7. Sawai Madho Singh
8. Raja Man Singh Kachhawa of Jaipur
9. Mirza Raja Mahan Singh
10. Mirza Raja Jai Singh
11. Raja Bhoomull[?] Singh
12. Raja Kishan Singh
13. Sawai Jai Singh
14. Sawai Isri Singh
15. Sawai Prithvi Singh
16. Sawai Mirza Raja Pratap Singh
17. Kunwar Jagat Singh
18. Sawai Jai Singh
19. Sawai Ram Singh
While individual nineteenth century Jaipur portraits of rulers are known, see, for example, Bonhams, New York, 17 March 2014, lot 126, it is unusual to find so many finely drawn and well-preserved examples together in an album, such as the present lot.

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