Sir Thomas Phillips (1792-1872), U.K. 
Sale, London, Sotheby’s, Oriental Manuscripts, Indian and Persian Miniatures, November 27, 1974, lot. 785: “A Portrait of a Bearded Hill Raja.” 
Sale, South Kensington, London, Christie's, Islamic and Oriental Works of Art, April 13, 2000, lot no. 317: “Portrait of a Rajah.” 
From 2000 to 2018
Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Beverly Hills, California, purchased at auction, “Islamic and Oriental Works of Art,” Christie's, South Kensington, London, April 13, 2000, lot no. 317, “Portrait of a Rajah.” 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, partial gift and purchase from Catherine Glyn Benkaim. 
 See Sotheby’s, London auction catalogue, Oriental Manuscripts, Indian and Persian Miniatures, November 27, 1974.
 See note 1.
 See Christies, South Kensington, London auction catalogue, Islamic and Oriental Works of Art, April 13, 2000.
 See note 3.
 See Acquisition Justification Form, object file, Collections Management Office.
- Previous Owner(s)
Catherine Glynn Benkaim
Ralph and Catherine Benkaim
Sir Thomas Phillips English, 1792 - 1872
Portraits of Dhrub Dev with his distinctive high beaked nose were produced by painters from Mankot, Jasrota and Jammu. In the manner typical of Mankot, Jasrota, and Jammu portraiture in the early eighteenth century, the artist composed the image by combining plan views (carpet and tray) with frontal representations (figure, bolster, hookah). This painting is ascribed to Jammu because of the uncolored buff paper background and the colors, which are more subdued than those used at Mankot and Jasrota. The sober palette creates a dramatic, yet sensitive, image.
- Collection Area(s)
- South Asian and Himalayan Art
- Rights Statement
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