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Maharana Amar Singh with his ladies

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  • Description

    Maharana Amar Singh (r.1698-1710) enjoys the company of his ladies while smoking his hookah, in three successive scenes representing the pastimes of a single festive day. Above, he watches a nautch girl dancing in an arcaded hall; in the centre he joins the ladies bathing in a palace pool; below, he accompanies them as they gather rose-petals, used in making rose-water, in the Gulab Bari rose-garden.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiawest IndiaRajasthansouth Rajasthan Udaipur (place of creation)
    1708 - 1710
    Associated people
    Amar Singh, Maharana of Mewar (ruled 1698 - 1710) (subject)
    Material and technique
    gouache with gold on paper
    frame 50.4 x 31.4 x 1.6 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 41.3 x 22.4 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. 98 on p. 230, p. 20, illus. p. 231

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