Maharaja Sarup Singh on a boar hunt
Signed Tara, Udaipur, circa 1850-60
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; with the sun is showing rising over the mountain the ruler and his entourage are elevated on three richly adorned elephants draped in brown camouflage cloths. The out-riding camels are more colorfully adorned with bright saddle cloth and all the members of the party are in dark green attire except for three camel riders. The upper corner shows one camel being downed by a boar after gouging one rider and the other is being tossed. Two dogs race to attack the boar while other footman approach the melee. The perimeter of the composition is fenced by a stylized tree-like fence to contain the fleeing boar.
Image: 12 x 19 in. (30.9 x 48.2 cm.); Folio: 13 3/4 x 21 in. (34.9 x 53.3 cm.)