Lady with attendants on terrace

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Maker(s)
Artist: Maharana Amar Singh (1698 - 1710)
Historical period(s)
Sisodia dynasty, 1700-1710
Movement
Mewar Court
School
Rajput School
Medium
Color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 21.5 x 15 cm (8 7/16 x 5 7/8 in)
Geography
India, Mewar, Rajasthan, Udaipur
Credit Line
Gift of Professor Alban G. Widgery of Winchester, Virginia
Accession Number
F1968.9
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Painting

Keywords
attendant, drinking, India, Sisodia dynasty (861 - 1947), woman, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Professor Alban G. Widgery

Label

During the reign of Maharana Amar Singh, Mewar painters added royal portraits and grisaille painting to the Mewar canon. They produced numerous grisaille paintings of the king with ladies in royal gardens. Here, understated tonalities convey a romantic mood with great economy of means. The grisaille style was in all likelihood adopted from the Deccan or Mughal courts, where such nim qalam paintings were popular in the 17th century. The beak-nosed profiles and large lotus eyes of the ladies are typical of Mewar painting of this period.

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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