Property from the Paul F. Walter Collection
Maharaja Sarup Singh of Mewar in the zenana
Udaipur, mid-19th century
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper: set within a dazzling red and yellow chevron pattern interior, within matching robes, the ruler and his courtesan are sharing a cup of wine. Four attendants flank the couple ready with refreshments, morchal, and the rulers shield and sword. Miniature paintings of the ruler in equestrian poses line the upper walls.
Image: 10 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. (27.3 x 19.6 cm.); Folio: 12 x 8 1/2 in. (30.5 x 21.6 cm.)
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