Maharaja of Raghugarh and courtier Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Raghugarh, circa 1750
Lot 110
Maharaja of Raghugarh and courtier Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Raghugarh, circa 1750
Sold for US$ 3,750 inc. premium
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Lot Details
Maharaja of Raghugarh and courtier
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Raghugarh, circa 1750
Inscribed verso: Maharaj... Singh Ji Ishwari'.

Beneath threatening clouds on a delicate floral rug, the ruler is seated on a silver throne chair holding a long sword, he gestures in discussion with an attendant who delivers a cloth-covered gift.

image: 9 x 6 ½ in. (22.9 x 16.5 cm), folio: 11 3/4 x 8 ½ in. (30 x 21.5 cm)

Footnotes

  • Compare with a portrait of Vikramajit Singh by Jindu in the National Museum, New Delhi, see Milo Cleveland Beach, Rajput Painting at Bundi and Kota, Ascona, 1974, fig. 121. Also compare with a portrait of the same ruler and closer attendant, sold Sotheby's, New York, March 22, 1989, lot 150.

    Provenance:
    Private Collection, Buffalo, New York
    Acquired from Walter Prochownik in 1985
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