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Sheet of sketches and figure studies

  • loan
  • Description

    This sheet of sketches and studies is a rare survival from Sawar. From upper left: a compartmented shrine contains images of Krishna and other deities; Krishna stands embracing Radha in a forest bower; Rama and Sita sit enthroned, attended by monkeys, yogis and others. From lower right: Rama, Sita and Lakshmana are seen in exile in a mountainous forest; a lady visits a holy man in a grove; Raj Singh of Sawar sits informally with courtiers or priests.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiawest IndiaRajasthan Sawar (place of creation)
    1700 - 1710
    Associated people
    Raj Singh, Maharaja of Sawar (ruled 1705 - 1730) (subject)
    probably Raj Singh, Maharaja of Sawar (ruled 1705 - 1730) (owner)
    Material and technique
    brush drawing on paper with traces of pigment
    frame 52.5 x 74.8 x 1.7 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 40.2 x 62.1 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. 92 on p. 218, p. 206, illus. pp. 219 & 282

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