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Two Portraits: A Rajput nobleman, possibly Kishor Singh of Kotah, Mughal style in Rajasthan, late 17th century; A drawing of a Mughal nobleman, Mughal, 18th century
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Two Portraits: A Rajput nobleman, possibly Kishor Singh of Kotah, Mughal style in Rajasthan, late 17th century; A drawing of a Mughal nobleman, Mughal, 18th century
VAI AL LOTTO

Details & Cataloguing

The Stuart Cary Welch Collection, Part Two: Arts of India

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Two Portraits: A Rajput nobleman, possibly Kishor Singh of Kotah, Mughal style in Rajasthan, late 17th century; A drawing of a Mughal nobleman, Mughal, 18th century

A: Ink and opaque watercolour on paper, inscription of identification in upper border
B: Ink with use of colours on paper


Quantità: 2
A. 15.9 by 12.7cm. (6¼ by 5 1/8 in.) B. 18.3 by 10.1cm. (7 1/8 by 4in.)
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Nota a catalogo

The coloured portrait is identified above as Kishor Singh, who ruled Kotah from 1684 to 1696 (these dates of his reign are discussed by Joachim Bautze in Welch 1997, pp.43-44, and differ from earlier citing of his dates, which had previously been described as 1670-1686). Kishor Singh was a senior officer in the Mughal army and spent much of his life, both before and after coming to the throne of Kotah, on campaign, mostly in the Deccan and Malwa. Bautze notes that all portraits show Kishor Singh in "an advanced stage of life", and thus the present portrait may be unique in showing him at a youthful age.

The Stuart Cary Welch Collection, Part Two: Arts of India

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