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Maharao Madho Singh hunting wild boar

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  • Description

    Madho Singh, the first ruler of Kota (r.1631-1648) gallops in pursuit of wild boar, a favourite prey of Rajput huntsmen. In this posthumous portrait, the Rao leans forward to thrust at the boar with his dagger, while the landscape is infused with a dynamic energy. The composition derives ultimately from early 17th century wall-paintings in the Bundi palace.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiawest IndiaRajasthansouth Rajasthan Kota (place of creation)
    c. 1720
    Associated people
    Madho Singh I, Maharao of Kota (ruled 1631 - 1648) (subject)
    Material and technique
    gouache on paper
    frame 62.9 x 75.4 x 2.5 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 49.8 x 62.3 cm (height x width)
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    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
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  • Further reading

    Guy, John, and Britschgi, Jorrit, Wonder of the Age: Master Painters of India, 1100-1900. (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art and New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011), no. 68 on p. 137

    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. 105 on p. 244, p. 19, illus. pp. 182-183 & 245

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