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Rao Budh Singh of Bundi

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Bundi (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1743 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Stuart Cary Welch, 1955.

  • Museum number:

    IS.95-1955

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, depicting Rao Budh Singh of Bundi with an attendant and his two sons, smoking a huqqa. He wears a chequered orange and yellow garment on his upper body, jewellery and a white turban with repeat floral design.

Place of Origin

Bundi (made)

Date

ca. 1743 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'24 Rao Raja Sri Budh Singh-ji Adurat Singh-ji ka beta Kuar Kasan Singh ka pota-ji'
'Rao Raja Sri Budh Singh son of Anurad Singh, grandson of prince Kishen [unclear] Singh'
inscribed on top border

'Maharaji Kuar Sri Umed Singh-ji'
handwritten in margin, higher inscription

'Maharaji Kuar Sri Dip Singh-ji'
handwritten in margin, lower inscription

Descriptive line

Painting, Rao Budh Singh of Bundi with his sons, opaque watercolour on paper, Bundi, ca. 1743

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Cat. No. 17, p. 13
Archer, W.G. Indian Painting in Bundi and Kotah

Labels and date

BUDH SINGH OF BUNDI WITH HIS SONS
Opaque watercolour on paper
Bundi, Rajasthan
1740-50
IS.95-1955

Given by Stuart Cary Welch
Rao Raja Budh Singh ruled the small Rajput state of Bundi from 1702 to 1742. He is shown here with his two sons, Umed Singh and Dip Singh. During Budh Singh’s reign, Bundi was invaded by the neighbouring state of Kota, but Umed Singh reclaimed it.
All the figures are wearing the typical Bundi turban of the period. The raja is depicted at a larger scale than the attendant and his sons to emphasise his higher status. [27/9/2013]

Materials

Opaque watercolour; Paper; Paint

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Ruler; Huqqa; Servant

Categories

Paintings; Royalty; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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