A superb study of an unidentified nobleman, possibly attributable to the Kishangarh artist Sitaram, the son of Nihal Chand. For a very related drawing of the same nobleman see Pratapaditya Pal, The Classical Tradition in Rajput Painting, New York, 1978, pp.138-139, cat. 46, mentioning the possibility of attribution to Sitaram of Kishangarh.
Some abrasions with age-related stains and rubbing. Minor small holes filled. An old vertical crease flattened. Some losses to the edges reinforced. Verso: Slight stains. The drawing laid down on conservator's backing paper. Conservation framed.
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