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  • Place of origin:

    Delhi (probably: faces in this style, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, a dying or sleeping prince lying on a couch with a woman sitting at his side and fondling his right hand, two maids wave a cloth and chauri fans, a black ewe approaches the couch. Illustration to an unidentified musical mode.

Place of Origin

Delhi (probably: faces in this style, made)


ca. 1800 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

undeciphered inscription, including this number written in Persian

two Hindi couplets, written above image

Descriptive line

Painting, prince lying on couch, opaque watercolour on paper, probably Delhi, probably ca. 1800, based on ca. 1570-1580 Ahmednagar original

Production Note

Based closely on an Ahmadnagar-style original of ca. 1570-1580, but with faces in the Delhi style of ca. 1800


Opaque watercolour; Paint; Paper



Subjects depicted

Servants; Music; Prince; Couch; Fans; Woman


Paintings; Music; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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