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Raja Balwant Singh

Painting
ca. 1753 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Painted in opaque water-colour on paper
Brief Description
Painting, Raja Balwant Singh of Jammu hunting partridges, by Nainsukh, opaque watercolour on paper, Jammu, ca. 1753
Physical Description
Painting, in opaque water-colour on paper, Raja Balwant Singh hawking, on an expedition hunting for partridges, with retainers.
Dimensions
  • Height: 285mm
  • Width: 440mm
Measurements taken from Maharajas touring exhibition loan file
Content description
Raja Balwant Singh hawking, on an expedition hunting for partridges, with retainers.
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
(handwritten in Takri on top border)
Gallery Label
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)
Object history
Purchased at Sotheby sale 1/2/60 (lot 126).
Production
Made in Jammu, India
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Stronge, S. (Ed.) "The Arts of the Sikh Kingdoms", V&A, 1999p. 217, Cat. 69
  • 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.pps. 204-207
  • 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: 0856670022p. 204, cat. no. 204.
Collection
Accession Number
IS.7-1960

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record createdNovember 13, 2002
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