4 April 2006
MAHARANA JAGAT SINGH II OF UDAIPUR WATCHING A DANCING GIRL
MEWAR, CIRCA 1730-40
Gouache heightened with gold on paper, the ruler sitting on a throne and with a hookah pipe in his hand and attendant ladies at his feet watches a female dancer accompanied by a band of female musicians, one line of devanagari above, red border, small areas of flaking but no repainting, modern mount
Folio 10 3/8 x 13¾in. (26 x35cm.)
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Several other examples of miniatures depicting Maharana Jagat Singh II (r.1734-51) are illustrated in Andrew Topsfield, Paintings from Rajasthan in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1980, no.s 110 -130, pp.92-103.
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