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  • Place of origin:

    Bikaner (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1690 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the family of the late Sir William Rothenstein.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, an ascetic, wearing a white dhoti edged with red; he carries a white cloth edged with yellow over his left arm. He has a moustache, yellow caste-marks on his face, and wears over his white turban a curious hat of leaves. Round his neck are beads from which there hangs a small cross. He carries a thin staff in his right hand, and a string of beads in his left. The background is pale turquoise, streaked faintly at the top with purple. The mount is red with a dull green border.

Place of Origin

Bikaner (made)


ca. 1690 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Hubin madi'
handwritten on object


Height: 218 mm, Width: 136 mm, Height: 300 mm paper onto which object mounted, Width: 193 mm paper onto which object mounted, Height: 143 mm image inside innermost painted border, Width: 68 mm image inside innermost painted border

Object history note

Compare with IS. 336-1951.

Descriptive line

Painting, an ascetic, opaque watercolour on paper, Bikaner, ca. 1690


Opaque watercolour; Paper; Paint



Subjects depicted



Paintings; Religion; Portraits; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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