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PROPERTY FROM THE LANIER COLLECTION

MAHARAJA ABHAI SINGH SEATED IN THE ZENANA
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289

PROPERTY FROM THE LANIER COLLECTION

MAHARAJA ABHAI SINGH SEATED IN THE ZENANA
Estimate
7,0009,000
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Details & Cataloguing

Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Works of Art Including Property from The Cleveland Museum of Art

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MAHARAJA ABHAI SINGH SEATED IN THE ZENANA
Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper
image: 12 1/4 by 8 in. (30.4 by 20.3 cm)
folio: 12 3/4 by 8 in. (30.5 by 20.3 cm)
India, Rajasthan, Marwar, Jodhpur, circa 1724-30
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Provenance

The Mewar Royal Collection
Simon Ray Ltd., London
Acquired 1990's

Catalogue Note

The youthful Maharaja Abhai Singh of Jodhpur (1702-1749) sits nimbate holding a tiny gold cup, his face naturalistically pock-marked.  He wears a saffron-colored jama and multiple strands of pearls set with emeralds and gold.  Attended by his consort holding a gold flask and two handmaidens, gold platters on the carpet beneath them.  Framed by the moss-green scalloped architectural doorway within a white marble palace of the zenana (harem).  A formal garden and fountain below and the forest beyond.

Maharaja Abhai Singh ruled Jodhpur from 1724-49 and our portrait was likely painted early in his reign.  We see him here as a young man probably in his early twenties.

For a related work, see R. Crill, Marwar Painting: A History of the Jodhpur Style, Mumbai, 1999, p. 65-75.

Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Works of Art Including Property from The Cleveland Museum of Art

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