Provincial Mughal, Rajasthan 18th century
Lot 247
Maharao Amar Kumar Singh teaching a young prince the art of falconry Provincial Mughal, Rajasthan, Mewar or Bundi, late 17th Century
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Maharao Amar Kumar Singh teaching a young prince the art of falconry
Provincial Mughal, Rajasthan, Mewar or Bundi, late 17th Century
gouache and gold on paper, yellow inner border, red outer border with nagari inscription at top, framed
271 x 223 mm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Collection of the late Linda York Leach (1942-2006).

    The nagari inscription on the outer border reads: Rao Amar Singh Kunwar Mokam Singh Chandrawat. Mokam Singh may be the the name of the young prince in this interesting and well-executed portrait. The inscription, using the title Maharao, also implies that the painting may have been painted at Bundi, and there are strong Mewari influences too in the use of the palette. The portrait certainly appears to be the work of a Rajasthani artist and the earlier Shah Jahan-style of portraiture reflects the popular Mughal influence at the Rajasthani schools in the second half of the 17th Century.

    For comparison see A. Topsfield, Paintings from Rajasthan in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne 1980, no. 50.
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