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Maharaja Raj Singh of Sawar and his elephants

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  • Description

    Maharaja Raj Singh rides in procession with attendants and a large group of elephants. The royal elephant stable is being taken out for recreation and pasture. Raj Singh rides the largest elephant, with a boy mahout and an attendant. Huntsmen beyond the hill release their hawks, which make their kills in a swooping sequence adapted from contemporary Udaipur works, for example Maharana Amar Singh hunting sarus crane and Sangram Singh Ranawat hawking seen below [LI118.76, LI118.78].

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    Associated place
    AsiaIndiawest IndiaRajasthan Sawar (place of creation)
    1710 - 1715
    Associated people
    Raj Singh, Maharaja of Sawar (ruled 1705 - 1730) (subject)
    Material and technique
    brush drawing with gouache on paper
    frame 64 x 72.6 x 1.8 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 51.5 x 60.5 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. 91 on p. 216, pp. 20, 206, & 218, illus. pp. 9 & 217

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