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Rawat Gokul Das at the Singh Sagar

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  • Description

    Bakhta was one of the most original Rajasthani artists of his period. His view of the Singh Sagar (lake) shows a typically energetic treatment of the landscape and contains many minutely observed scenes of the Rawat, his ladies and retinue, and the animals and birds around the lake. Gokul Das appears four times, most prominently in the foreground where he shoots waterfowl with his uncle and a courtier.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiawest IndiaRajasthan Deogarh (place of creation)
    AsiaIndiawest IndiaRajasthan Singh Sagar (subject)
    Bakhta (active 1756 - 1811) (artist)
    Associated people
    Gokul Das, Rawat of Devgarh (ruled 1786 - 1821) (subject)
    Material and technique
    gouache with gold and silver on paper
    frame 69.6 x 94.5 x 2.7 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 55 x 80 cm (height x width)
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    Credit line
    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
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  • Further reading

    Guy, John, and Britschgi, Jorrit, Wonder of the Age: Master Painters of India, 1100-1900. (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art and New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011), no. 97 on p. 180

    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. 110 on p. 254, pp. 10, 20, & 260, illus. pp. 255-257

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