66

Details & Cataloguing

Boundless: Dubai

|
Dubai

An equestrian portrait, probably Maharana Sangram Singhji II, North India, Rajasthan, 19th century

Catalogue Note

Equestrian portraits were very common in India throughout the Mughal Empire (1526-1857), both in Rajasthan and the Deccan. Every dignitary or high ranking officer would have had a portrait depicting himself hunting, horse riding or practicing hawking.
This dignitary is riding a colorful horse; thanks to the elaborate and gilt saddle and headgear, we can assume that he was probably part of the nobility and this portrait depicts him while he is taking part of a procession. 

Boundless: Dubai

|
Dubai