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  • Place of origin:

    Golconda (made)

  • Date:

    late 16th 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, a young prince rising a stallion, attended by a groom carrying a covered sword. The background is light blue, with gold floral sprays in the Persian taste, and panels of illumination on black, forming the spandrels of a cusped arch above the figures. The register description notes that this appears to be the work of a Persian artist working in India; the katar (daggar) is shown with a slightly curved blade, and only one cross bar, which indicates that the artist was not really familiar with Indian martial equipment. The drawing of the horse is similar to that in a painting of Jahangir or Daniyal on horseback in the Gemmel collection.

Place of Origin

Golconda (made)


late 16th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper


Height: 33.9 cm folio, Width: 21.9 cm folio, Height: 24.6 cm picture only, Width: 12.2 cm picture

Descriptive line

Painting, prince riding stallion, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Golconda, late 16th century


Opaque watercolour; Paint; Paper; Gold



Subjects depicted

Stallion; Groom; Prince; Sword


Paintings; Royalty; Animals and Wildlife; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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