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Raja Balwant Singh

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Jammu (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1753 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Nainsukh (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque water-colour on paper

  • Museum number:

    IS.7-1960

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque water-colour on paper, Raja Balwant Singh hawking, on an expedition hunting for partridges, with retainers.

Place of Origin

Jammu (made)

Date

ca. 1753 (made)

Artist/maker

Nainsukh (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque water-colour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'taswir raje balwant singh khos[h] bakhtpurede uthi titarada s[h]ikar khelade pustan bich'
handwritten in Takri on top border

Object history note

Purchased at Sotheby sale 1/2/60 (lot 126).

Descriptive line

Painting, Raja Balwant Singh of Jammu hunting partridges, by Nainsukh, opaque watercolour on paper, Jammu, ca. 1753

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

p. 217, Cat. 69
Stronge, S. (Ed.) "The Arts of the Sikh Kingdoms", V&A, 1999
pps. 204-207
Jackson, Anna and Ji Wei (eds.) with Rosemary Crill, Ainsley M. Cameron and Nicholas Barnard, compiled by the Palace Museum, translated by Yuan Hong, Qi Yue and Liu Ran. The Splendour of India' Royal Courts : Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Beijing: the Forbidden City Publishing House, 2013. Text in English and Chinese. ISBN 9787513403917.
p. 204, cat. no. 204.
Indian paintings from the Punjab Hills : a survey and history of Pahari miniature painting / by W. G. Archer ; foreword by Sherman E. Lee. London :Delhi: Sotheby Parke Bernet ;Oxford University Press, 1973 Number: 0856670022

Labels and date

RAJA BALWANT SINGH OF JASROTA WITH RETAINERS HUNTING PARTRIDGES
Opaque watercolour and gold on paper
Jasrota, Punjab Hills; by Nainsukh
c.1750-55

IS 7-1960

The takri inscription on the upper border of the painting identifies this as Raja Balwant Singh, setting out from a place called Khushvakhtpur, which has not been identified. [2000]

Production Note

Made in Jammu, India

Materials

Opaque watercolour; Paper; Paint

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Ruler; Servants; Hunting; Hawk; Hunting; Partridges

Categories

Images Online; Paintings; Royalty; Hunting; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project; Landscapes

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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