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  • Place of origin:

    Rajasthan (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, portrait of a Rajasthani princess, seated upon a white marble terrace on a golden throne, facing to the right, and holding out a sarpech (turban ornament) with her right hand. She wears a gold brocade turban of Royal Mughal shape, a gold jacket, and a long striped muslin and gold robe over scarlet trousers. She wears much jewellery. Tne mount is painted within a triple arch of floral arabesque ornament and a surrounding decoration of gold and brown leacves on an undulating stem.

Place of Origin

Rajasthan (made)


18th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper


Height: 399 mm, Width: 263 mm approx., Height: 180 mm image within innermost painted border, Width: 105 mm image within innermost painted border

Descriptive line

Painting, princess on chair, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Rajasthan, Kishengarh or Bikaner, 18th century


Opaque watercolour; Gold; Paint; Paper



Subjects depicted

Princess; Jewellery; Throne; Terrace


Paintings; Royalty; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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