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  • Place of origin:

    Mewar (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1740-1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The man in this painting is probably Baba Bakhat Singh, a relative of the Maharana (ruler) of Mewar. The setting looks strikingly like the City Palace in Udaipur, where the painting would have been made, during the reign of Maharana Jagat Singh (r.1734-51). Bakhat Singh is shown walking with a lady towards a pavilion on an upper terrace of a palace, overlooking a tree-filled courtyard in which two musicians are playing. Three female attendants carry a huqqa, a fan, and Bakhat Singh's shield and sword.

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, a nobleman and a lady are walking towards a pavilion on a terrace above a courtyard filled with trees, where musicians are playing. They are accompanied by three female attendants - one holds a huqqa, another a fan, and the third carries the man's shield and sword.

Place of Origin

Mewar (made)


ca. 1740-1750 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper


Height: 46 cm with border, Width: 31 cm with border, Height: 395 mm, Width: 255 mm, Height: 198 mm image within innermost painted borders, Width: 361 mm image within innermost painted borders

Object history note

IS. 90 to 128-1954 were purchased for £150, from Maggs Bros.

Descriptive line

Painting, nobleman with ladies in palace, opaque watercolour on paper, Mewar, ca. 1740-1750

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

A.Topsfield, Court Painting at Udaipur, Zurich, 2002, p.190; R.Cimino, Life at Court in Rajasthan, Florence, 1985, p.47.
p. 32, cat. no. 25.
Topsfield, Andrew, An introduction to Indian Court Painting, H.M.S.O., London, 1984, 0112903835


Opaque watercolour; Paper; Paint; Paper


Painted; Painted

Subjects depicted

Musicians; Terrace; Pavilion; Sword; Shield; Servants; Woman; Noble


Paintings; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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