Maharaja Jagat Singh in procession with attendants
Udaipur, circa 1740
Inscribed verso: 1 Kamhal Ka Dharau Baju Ka Daur Mein - '1 Lotus to the North side'
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; charging up a slight incline Jagat Singh returns from holi celebrations on his elephant. Escorted by his regular attendants who carry the 'Sun King' standard, golden parasol, hookah and chauri bearer, they all bare the signs of the color festival. A musical troupe that includes dancing girls, drummers leads the procession along with other attendants carrying mats, fans and wine bottles. Jagat Singh is lavishly adorned with multiple strings of pearls surrounding a large emerald pendant, and matched to a three-emeralds armband.
Image: 16 x 11 in. (40.6 x 27.9 cm.) Folio: 18 x 13 in. (47 x 34 cm.)