Maharaja Sajjan Sing in procession with his coutiers,by Sivalal, dated 1883
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Maharana Sajjan Sing in procession with his courtiers By Sivalal
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Mewar, dated 1883
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Maharaja Sajjan Sing in procession with his coutiers,by Sivalal, dated 1883 Maharaja Sajjan Sing in procession with his coutiers,by Sivalal, dated 1883
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Maharana Sajjan Sing in procession with his courtiers
By Sivalal
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Mewar, dated 1883

Inscribed verso:
A picture of Maharajadhiraj Maharana Ji Shri, 108 times Shri, Sajjan Singh ji on his horse Kasnak Kanwar, on the fourth day of the month of Pausha (10th month of the Hindu calendar) Samvat 1938 (circa 1880-81 AD?)
Shri Ji huzur went riding with -
On his right hand side; Badnore Kesri Singh ji on Kumait, Manohar Singh ji Sardar Garh on Kulo, Ruglal dhabai on Champo
The row in front; Fateh Singh ji on Nukde, Kaviraj Sawal Das Singh ji on Champo, Nathu on Surag
The row behind; Mama (Uncle) Bakhtawar Singh ji on Champo, Mehta Rai Panna Lal ji on Ujjlo Surag, Daghwadiya Onaar ji on Leelo, Sahiwala Arjan Singh ji on Surag, Ranawat Udai Singh ji on Kumait; with their horse attendants. Done by the artist Chataro (?) Sivalal in Samvat 1940' (circa 1883 AD ?)


Against a bright green ground and surrounded by a host of courtiers Sajjan Singh gallops on his favored stallion Kasnak Kanwar.
Image: 23 x 17 in. (58 x 44 cm)

Footnotes

  • For an very closely related composition by the nephew and student of Sivalal depicting Maharana Fateh Singh see Vicky Docrot, Four Centuries of Rajput Painting, Milan, 2009, ME 65 and two other portraits of Maharana Fateh Singh by Sivalal, dated 1890 and 1893 in Andrew Topsfield, The City Palace Museum, Udaipur: Paintings of Mewar Courtly Life, Middletown, NJ, 1990, nos. 45 and 47.

    Provenance:
    Private German Collection
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