Raja Surma Sen of Mandi (reg. 1781-88) seated on a throne on a terrace smoking a hookah and holding a falcon, a courtier before him, an attendant waving a morchal to one side Mandi, circa 1780-90
gouache on paper, blue border 265 x 212 mm.
Provenance: Collection of the late Linda York Leach (1942-2006).
For a similar scene of the same date but depicting Raja Surma Sen's father Raja Sham Sher Sen (1727-1781), see W. G. Archer & E. Binney, Rajput Miniatures from the Collection of Edwin Binney 3rd, Portland, Oregon 1978, no. 67.