Maharaja Balwant Singh of Bharatpur
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Rajasthan, circa 1850
Inscribed in the top margin: Tasveer Maharaj Adhiraj Maharajshri Balwant Singh(ji)
Against a rippling green hill, the ruler turns to view the strike with his lance, dressed in an elaborate costume and turban of burgundy heightened with gold, he carries a shield on his back, dagger and a sword, his powerful stallion is afforded matching refinements to his tack and various ornamental trappings. Inscription to the narrow yellow border at the top.
image: 12 x 10 in. (31.1 x 25.1cm), folio: 13 x 10 ½ in. (33 x 26.1 cm)