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Maharaja Dhiraj Singh riding

  • loan
  • Description

    In this variation on the equestrian portrait convention, Dhiraj Singh of Raghugarh (r.1697-1726) sits astride his rearing horse as if in a sea of pale green. Below the tiny groom and fan-bearer trot gamely alongside. Dhiraj Singh was a successful warrior and a Rajput chief of sufficient standing to marry the daughters of the Udaipur and Jaipur rulers.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiacentral India Raghugarh (place of creation)
    Date
    c. 1700
    Associated people
    Dhiraj Singh, Maharaja of Raghogarh (ruled 1697 - 1726) (subject)
    Material and technique
    gouache on paper
    Dimensions
    frame 69.9 x 48.5 x 1.7 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 56.5 x 36.2 cm (height x width)
    Material index
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    No. of items
    1
    Credit line
    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
    Accession no.
    LI118.34
  • 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. 94 on p. 222, pp. 20 & 224, illus. p. 223

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