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Maharaja Vijai Singh bathes with his ladies

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  • Description

    Maharaja Vijai Singh (r.1752-1793) enjoys water-play in a pool at the Nagaur palace, built by his father Bakhat Singh (also depicted in a work in the previous section [LI118.36]). The Raja drenches a concubine with his syringe, while the other ladies splash each other. Maids with the Raja’s regalia stand in attendance, while female musicians also perform. Bedchambers stand ready for the Raja’s siesta. An earlier related painting is in the Jodhpur Fort Museum.

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    Associated place
    AsiaIndiawest IndiaRajasthan Jodhpur (place of creation)
    c. 1760
    Associated people
    Vijai Singh, Maharaja of Jodhpur (ruled 1753 - 1793) (subject)
    Material and technique
    gouache with gold and silver on paper
    frame 53.7 x 71.8 x 1.8 cm (length x width x depth)
    painting 41 x 58.7 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. 104 on p. 242, p. 104, illus. p. 243

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