Maharaja Raj Singh receiving Fateh Singh
Attributed to Nihal Chand
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Kishangarh, circa 1750
The partial inscription in the top speckled buff border reads: maharo danadhi rada sri...
Raj Singh seated against a large bolster on floral cream ground rug wearing a cream floral decorated jama with his legs crossed in a relaxed manner with his sword resting in his lap, wearing an elaborated turban ornamented with bands of jewels and a sarpech with a black feather crest. Opposite is Fateh Singh wearing a yellow floral pattern jama and simple turban with a ruby ornament on the front, he kneels partially on the rug, and an elder attendant holding a morchal is rendered with a stern expression above Raj Singh. The group is set on an open terrance before a solid field of green extending to a high arched horizon and a sky with red and white clouds at the corners and streaks of gold along the rim.
Image: 11 ¼ x 9 in. (28.6 x 22.3 cm), folio: 13 x 10 ½ in. (33 x 26.1 cm)