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Maharaja Raj Singh of Junia

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  • Description

    Raj Singh appears within a roughly sketched jharoka window, used by rulers to show themselves to their people. Wearing the tall turban of the Rathor clan, he holds a rose heightened with colour like his lips and jewellery. This large portrait shows a fluent mastery in its drawing and restrained modelling of face and costume. A closely related painting is in a Jaipur private collection.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiawest IndiaRajasthanAjmer district Junia (place of creation)
    c. 1698
    attributed to Chand (active late 17th century - c. early 18th century) (artist)
    Associated people
    Raj Singh, Maharaja of Junia (active c. 1698) (subject)
    Material and technique
    brush drawing with gold and pigment on paper
    frame 63.9 x 58.1 x 1.7 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 53.4 x 47.9 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. 87 on p. 206, illus. p. 207

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