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Maharao Ram Singh of Kota in durbar

  • loan
  • Description

    Maharao Ram Singh II (r.1827-1866), seated on the left, receives another chief, probably from a Central Indian kingdom, at a durbar reception in a garden pavilion. In front of them the visitor’s ceremonial gifts are laid out, comprising eight trays of fine textiles and jewellery and European style candlesticks.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiawest IndiaRajasthansouth Rajasthan Kota (place of creation)
    c. 1850
    attributed to Kishan Das (active c. 1850) (artist)
    Associated people
    Ram Singh II, Maharao of Kota (ruled 1827 - 1866) (subject)
    Material and technique
    gouache with gold and silver on paper
    frame 54.2 x 44.3 cm (height x width)
    painting 40.5 x 30.6 cm (height x width)
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    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
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  • 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. 114 on p. 266, illus. p. 267

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