Maharaja Sarup Singh of Mewar
Signed Shivalal, Udaipur, dated 1859
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; seated on a balcony resting on a golden bolster and a carpet draped railing, the ruler is shown in a classic portrait mode that only reveals his upper body. Wearing an almost transparent pakha and adorned with strands of pears, his sky blue turban is laden with more pearl strands and a delicate sarpech. The composition if framed by spandrels and a wide border with with repeating gold foliate motifs and cartouches.
Dark blue band above and below inscribed with devanagari.
Image: 9 x 6 in. (22.8 x 15.2 cm.); Folio: 16 1/2 x 12 in. (41.9 x 30.5 cm.)
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