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Maharaja Balwant Singh hunts a tiger

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  • Description

    The minor Pahari nobleman Raja Balwant Singh (1723-1763) is known above all for his patronage of the artist Nainsukh, whose paintings interpret with insight and originality his master’s daily pursuits, dreams or inner concerns. In this perhaps imaginary scene, Balwant Singh wearing hunting green gallops in to attack an enormous tiger, encircled by four horsemen and their dogs.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndianorth-west IndiaPunjab Hills Jasrota (place of creation)
    Date
    c. 1750
    Artist/maker
    attributed to Nainsukh (c. 1710 - 1778) (artist)
    Associated people
    Balwant Singh, Maharaja of Jasrota (1723 - 1763) (subject)
    Material and technique
    gouache with gold on paper
    Dimensions
    frame 32 x 55 x 2.1 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 20 x 42.9 cm (height x width)
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    No. of items
    1
    Credit line
    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
    Accession no.
    LI118.109
  • 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. 71 on p. 166, pp. 17, 19, 170, 172, & 174, illus. pp. 167-169

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