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Raja Pratap Singh standing on a terrace worshipping the goddess Devi, India, Jodhpur, dated 1790 VS/1732-33 AD
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96
Raja Pratap Singh standing on a terrace worshipping the goddess Devi, India, Jodhpur, dated 1790 VS/1732-33 AD
Estimate
2,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 2,250 GBP
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Raja Pratap Singh standing on a terrace worshipping the goddess Devi, India, Jodhpur, dated 1790 VS/1732-33 AD
gouache heightened with gold on paper, inscribed on verso in Devanagari script ‘Shri Raja-ji Shri Pratap Singh-ji ki surat ['his likeness'] uske neeche ... (surat) ... khavasa Nanyo’ with the place [illegible], and dated: ‘samvat 1790 ra jeth bad ['dark half of the month'] [Tuesday 24th April 1790 VS/1732-33 AD]’
29 by 20cm.
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Provenance

Ex-collection Sven Gahlin (1934-2017), London.
John Gilmore Ford, Baltimore.
Sold in these rooms, 2 July 1984, lot 136.

Catalogue Note

This is a rare image of a raja worshipping Devi, the Supreme Goddess, of whom all the goddesses of the Hindu pantheon are manifestations. Dr. Catherine Glynn and Karni Singh, curator at Jodhpur, have identified the raja in this miniature as probably Pratap Singh of Raoti (a thikhana of Ratlam) rather than Pratap Singh of Ghanerao. The same figures may appear in a procession scene of circa 1720 in the V&A (see Crill 1999, p.44, fig.44; and Topsfield and Beach 1991, pp.72-73, no.26).

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