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Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Mewar (possibly, made)
    Udaipur (possibly, made)
    Rajasthan (made)

  • Date:

    1925 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chaganlal, Pannalal (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Lt. Col. C. A. G. Rundle per Dr. and Mrs E. J. Batterham, 1980.

  • Museum number:

    IS.48-1980

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, design for a circular shield of the reign if Maharana Sangram Singh of Udaipur (1710-1734). The head of Surya appears in the centre, surrounded by four red and gold bosses against a black ground. Around the outer rim is a continuous hill and lake landscape with scanes of boar, lion, deer hunting. A narrow yellow border patterned in green. This shield proved not to be of the early 18th century, but more likely an early 20th century copy.

Place of Origin

Mewar (possibly, made)
Udaipur (possibly, made)
Rajasthan (made)

Date

1925 (made)

Artist/maker

Chaganlal, Pannalal (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

Dimensions

Diameter: 56.2 cm, Height: 57.5 cm Card on which object mounted; dimension across centre of shield design, Width: 58.3 cm Card on which object mounted; dimension across centre of shield design

Object history note

The style of the hunting scenes relates to Udaipur painting under Maharana Sangram Singh. A surviving painted shield of this period in the National Museum, New Delhi, has been published by O. P. Sharma, Studies in Museology, V, 1969; a later example is in the collection of Mrs Wendy Finday, New York.

Descriptive line

Painting, circular shield design, by Pannalal Chaganlal, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Mewar or Udaipur, dated 1925

Materials

Opaque watercolour; Gold; Paper; Paint

Techniques

Painted

Categories

Paintings; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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