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Maharana Raj Singh riding

  • Description

    Mounted on a rearing horse, Maharana Raj Singh is accompanied by attendants on foot. This boldly coloured reinterpretation of a common Mughal portrait convention represents the Mewar ruler more as the ideal Rajput martial hero than as a closely observed individual.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiawest IndiaRajasthansouth Rajasthan Udaipur (place of creation)
    c. 1670
    Associated people
    Raj Singh I, Maharana of Mewar (ruled 1652 - 1680) (subject)
    Material and technique
    gouache with gold on paper
    page 30.2 x 23.5 cm (height x width)
    painting 29.2 x 23 cm (height x width)
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    Credit line
    Purchased, 1991.
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  • Further reading

    Topsfield, Andrew, Indian Paintings from Oxford Collections, Ashmolean Handbooks (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum in association with the Bodleian Library, 1994), no. 21 on p. 48, p. 6, p. 50 & p. 76, illus. p. 49


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