138
138
North India, Rajasthan, Udaipur
MAHARANA BHIM SINGH (R.1778-1828) WATCHING AN ELEPHANT FIGHT
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 4,750 GBP
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138
North India, Rajasthan, Udaipur
MAHARANA BHIM SINGH (R.1778-1828) WATCHING AN ELEPHANT FIGHT
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 4,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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North India, Rajasthan, Udaipur
MAHARANA BHIM SINGH (R.1778-1828) WATCHING AN ELEPHANT FIGHT
opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper
leaf: 34.7 by 25.7cm., 13 5/8 by 10 1/8 in. painting: 32.8 by 23.6cm., 12 7/8 by 9 1/4 in.
first half 19th century
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Catalogue Note

This painting probably painted by a follower of the court artist Chokha, depicts Maharana Bhim Singh watching an elephant fight from his balcony. Bhim Singh succeeded to the throne in 1778 at the tender age of ten. He inherited an unstable state with little left in the treasury. In 1818 he signed a protection treaty with the British. Colonel James Tod then became political agent, managing affairs between the East India Company and Mewar.

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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London