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Maharaja Madho Singh

Painting
ca. 1760 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Maharaja Madho Singh of Jaipur (r.1751-68) is identified by an inscription on the right side of this painting.He stands in an attitude of reverence before a shrine on which are displayed figures of Radha and Krishna. The shrine is attended by four brahmins (who are also named in individual inscriptions) bearing fans and lamps. The delicate colouring of the painting and the sensitive treatment of the faces suggest that it was done in Kishangarh rather than in Jaipur.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Painted in opaque watercolour on paper
Brief Description
Painting, Maharaja Madho Singh worshipping at a Krishna shrine, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Kishengarh or Nathadwara, ca. 1760
Physical Description
Painting, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Raja Madho Singh worshipping at a Krishna shrine attended by four brahmins. At the centre of the painting are figures of Radha and Krishna on a platform. On either side are priestly attendants with fans. Maharaja Madho Singh of Jaipur is standing on the right of the painting in an attitude of reverence. In the foreground is a fountain in which birds (parrots, peacocks and ducks) are drinking, and at the top of the painting is a balcony with a cloudy sky above.
Dimensions
  • With border width: 22cm
  • With border height: 30.5cm
Dimensions taken from Cimino 1985, p.31.
Content description
Raja Madho Singh worshipping at a Krishna shrine attended by four brahmins.
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
  • (written underneath figure on left)
  • (written underneath figure second from left)
  • (written beneath shrine)
  • (written underneath fourth figure from left)
  • (written underneath second figure from right)
  • (written underneath righthand figure)
Credit line
Purchased with Art Fund support
Object history
Formerly in the J.C.French collection
Subjects depicted
Summary
Maharaja Madho Singh of Jaipur (r.1751-68) is identified by an inscription on the right side of this painting.He stands in an attitude of reverence before a shrine on which are displayed figures of Radha and Krishna. The shrine is attended by four brahmins (who are also named in individual inscriptions) bearing fans and lamps. The delicate colouring of the painting and the sensitive treatment of the faces suggest that it was done in Kishangarh rather than in Jaipur.
Bibliographic Reference
R.Cimino, Life at Court in Rajasthan, Florence, 1985, p.31.
Collection
Accession Number
IS.157-1955

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record createdFebruary 17, 2006
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