The inscription says that the picture was a gift to a Raja and names the Artist as Fazl and the date as 1770 VS. Zalam Singh was the son of Bijay Singh. Upon the death of his father in 1793, the throne was taken over by Bijay's grandson Bhim Singh and Zalam was forced to retire in Udaipur where he spent the rest of his life devoting himself to literature (Crill 1999, p.109).
In generally good condition, holes, minor stains and smudges, as viewed. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."