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Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Rajasthan (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

  • Museum number:

    IM.86-1922

  • 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)

Date

18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

Dimensions

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

Materials

Opaque watercolour; Gold; Paint; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Princess; Jewellery; Throne; Terrace

Categories

Paintings; Royalty; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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