A prince standing facing left, armed with sword, shield and khatar Rajasthan, Sawar, early 18th Century
pen and ink with touches of watercolour on paper, framed 410 x 297 mm.
Provenance: Collection of the late Linda York Leach (1942-2006).
Sawar was a city in the state of Ajmer, a politically important region for the Mughals. Ajmer borders on Amber, Bundi, Kotah and Mewar and was much influenced by these Rajasthani schools.
For comparison see: H. Hodgkin & T. McInerney, Indian Drawing, London 1983, no.32. A. Topsfield & M. C. Beach, Indian Paintings and Drawings from the collection of Howard Hodgkin, New York and London 1991 & 1992, nos. 23 & 24. A. Topsfield, Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin, Oxford 2012, nos. 90 & 91.