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Maharana Jagat Singh in a lake palace garden

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  • Description

    Jagat Singh II of Mewar (r.1734-1751) spent years in developing the pleasure palaces on the lake at Udaipur. The lake palace of Jagniwas (now the Lake Palace Hotel) was his own creation and his favourite resort. Here he passes along a corridor, then takes his seat in a courtyard garden to contemplate its ordered beauty while listening to his female musicians.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiawest IndiaRajasthansouth Rajasthan Udaipur (place of creation)
    Date
    c. 1750
    Artist/maker
    Jiva (active mid-18th century) (artist)
    Jugarsi (active mid-18th century) (artist)
    Associated people
    Jagat Singh II, Maharana of Mewar (ruled 1734 - 1751) (subject)
    possibly Ari Singh, Maharana of Mewar (ruled 1761 - 1773) (subject)
    Material and technique
    gouache with gold and silver on paper
    Dimensions
    frame 84 x 86 x 1.9 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 68.6 x 68.6 cm (height x width)
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    No. of items
    1
    Credit line
    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
    Accession no.
    LI118.20
  • Further reading

    Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2nd February-22nd April 2012, Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin, Andrew Topsfield, ed. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2012), no. 101 on p. 236, pp. 20, 238, & 254, illus. p. 237

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