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Maharaja Bakhat Singh of Nagaur

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  • Description

    In this jharoka window portrait, the strong profile depiction of Maharaja Bakhat Singh (1706-1752) is complemented by a rich interplay of floral patterned textiles and architectural ornament. The younger son of Ajit Singh of Jodhpur, Bakhat Singh murdered his father in 1724, and his brother Abhai Singh then granted him the territory of Nagaur. An intrepid warrior and gifted poet, Bakhat Singh in turn was murdered by a vengeful niece.

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    Associated place
    AsiaIndiawest IndiaRajasthan Jodhpur (possible place of creation)
    AsiaIndiawest IndiaRajasthan Nagaur (possible place of creation)
    c. 1735
    Associated people
    Bakhat Singh, Maharaja of Jodhpur (ruled 1724 - 1750) (subject)
    Material and technique
    gouache with gold on paper
    frame 58.6 x 45 x 3.8 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 42.6 x 29.5 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. 88 on p. 208, pp. 20 & 242, illus. p. 209

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