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Sarup Singh at target practice in a garden

By the artist Tara

Mewar, circa 1855 A.D.

Opaque watercolour with gold on paper, acid yellow border with white margin and black and red rules, inscribed in devanagari on the reverse
8 ¼ by 12 in.; 21 by 30.5 cm. painting
10 by 14 in.; 25.9 by 35.5 cm. folio

Inscriptions

As well as the artist’s name and date it entered the royal collection, Samvat 1912 / 1855 A.D., the inscriptions record the names of the Maharana and his nobles:

In front of him: Rawat Kuman Singh of Asind Kala (uncle) Chandji holding a gun; Dhikarya Udai Ram; Dhikarya Tej Ram holding the fan and Dhabhai Chamano.

 

Provenance

Mewar royal collection, Udaipur, 1855

Private collection, North Carolina, until 2019