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Portrait of a Raja, possibly Kharak Singh

  • Description

    The declining Pahari (Punjab Hill) tradition of painting continued for a time under the patronage of the Sikh rulers of the Punjab. This shrewd-eyed Raja seated against his gaddi cushion may be the Dogra Rajput ruler Maharaja Gulab Singh of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndia north India (place of creation)
    c. 1845 - 1850
    Associated people
    possibly Kharak Singh, Maharaja of the Punjab (ruled 1839 - 1840) (subject)
    Material and technique
    gouache on paper
    mount 40.6 x 27.9 cm (height x width)
    painting 23.8 x 16 cm (height x width)
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    Purchased, 1960.
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