A painting of Maharaja Man Singh at worship
A painting of Maharaja Man Singh at worship


A painting of Maharaja Man Singh at worship
India, Jodhpur, circa 1820
The priest Jallandharnath seated on a tiger skin in a small temple at center, the king standing in regal splendor to the right with hands folded, two courtiers at left holding offerings, all against a lush mountainous background with more shrines in the distance, an inscription on the verso
Opaque pigments on paper
13 7/8 x 10 7/8 in. (35.3 x 27.6 cm.), image
15¾ x 12 5/8 in. (39.9 x 32 cm.), folio

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The inscription on the verso reads: Maharaja Dhiraja Shri Man Singh Ji. For more information on Maharaja Man Singh's adherence to the Nath sect, see R. Crill, Marwar Painting, A History of Jodhphur Style, 1999, pp. 146-151, and D. Diamond, et al., Garden and Cosmos, 2008, pp. 141-171. The present work bears close stylistic resemblance to ibid., p. 146, cat. no. 32 in particular; compare the body position of the priest, especially the crossed legs, and the rendering of the Maharaja's robes.

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