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Maharaja Raj Singh of Sawar receives a yogi in a garden

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  • Description

    Maharaja Raj Singh receives an important yogi on the terrace of his royal garden, while pigeons and peacocks strut around them. On the far side of the garden, with its square plots, fountain, cypresses, flowering trees and birds, bands of male and female musicians provide an accompaniment. This unique composition combines court painting conventions with the decorative freedoms of Rajasthani folk art.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiawest IndiaRajasthan Sawar (place of creation)
    Associated people
    Raj Singh, Maharaja of Sawar (ruled 1705 - 1730) (subject)
    probably Raj Singh, Maharaja of Sawar (ruled 1705 - 1730) (commissioner)
    Material and technique
    gouache on paper
    frame 65 x 68.9 x 2 cm (height x width x depth)
    page 50.8 x 56 cm (height x width)
    painting 45.8 x 51.7 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. 90 on p. 212, pp. 20, 21, 206, 210, & 218, illus. pp. 213-215

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