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Maharaja Pratap Singh

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  • Description

    In these twin studies of Maharaja Pratap Singh (r.1778-1803) by his artist Sahib Ram, the royal features are delineated with deliberation and economy of line. The enlarged, leaf-like eye and brow curved like a bow belong to ancient Indian poetic traditions of beauty. Many such drawings were made as cartoons for mural or panel paintings, some depicting scenes of Krishna with Radha and the gopis.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiawest IndiaRajasthan Jaipur (place of creation)
    c. 1790
    attributed to Sahib Ram (c. 1750 - 1820) (artist)
    Associated people
    Pratap Singh, Maharaja of Jaipur (ruled 1778 - 1803) (subject)
    Material and technique
    brush drawing on paper
    frame 86.7 x 73.4 x 2.6 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 72.3 x 58.7 cm (height x width)
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    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
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  • Further reading

    Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2nd February-22nd April 2012, Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin, Andrew Topsfield, ed. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2012), no. 111 on p. 258, illus. p. 259

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