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Recto: Noblemen in durbar Verso: Dancing girl performing for a Raja

  • Description

    In this simple but vigorous illustration, six noblemen sit formally against cushions in two rows, each of them holding a flower. They are presumably part of a durbar assembly of noblemen or local chiefs who have assembled to attend their Raja’s court.

    This work may be from the Marwar region of western Rajasthan. On the reverse side is a picture in similar style of a dancing girl and musicians performing for a Raja seated within a pavilion.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiawest India Rajasthan (place of creation)
    AsiaIndiawest IndiaRajasthan Marwar (possible place of creation)
    18th century (1701 - 1800)
    Material and technique
    gouache on paper
    14.5 x 22 cm max. (height x width)
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    Presented by the Simon Digby Memorial Charity, 2012.
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