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Portrait of Rana Amar Singh I of Mewar (1597-1620)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1991,0131,0.1

  • Title (object)

    • Portrait of Rana Amar Singh I of Mewar (1597-1620)
  • Description

    Painting of the Mewar ruler Maharana Karan Singh (1620-1628), shown in profile. He is depicted with imperial jewellery, weapons and sash; holding a yellow flower and a sword. Floral border around the edge presently wrapped around wood backing and stapled. Some waterstains and creasing especially to the background. Painted on cotton backed with wood.

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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1680 (circa)
  • Production place

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 196 centimetres
    • Width: 142 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Blurton, R:
    It was painted in Udaipur, the Mewar capital, some fifty years after his death. It is not a true portrait, but evokes his political power.He even holds a flower, just as in portraits of the Mughal emperors.

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2010 Mar-Jun, London, National Portrait Gallery, 'The Indian Portrait 1560-1860'

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1991

  • Acquisition notes

    Bought at sale Hôtel President, Geneva on 19 December, lot 132.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1991,0131,0.1

Painting of Mewar ruler shown in profile holding yellow flower and sword. Floral border around the edge presently wrapped around wood backing and stapled. Some waterstains and creasing especially to the background. Painted on cotton backed with wood.

Painting of Mewar ruler shown in profile holding yellow flower and sword. Floral border around the edge presently wrapped around wood backing and stapled. Some waterstains and creasing especially to the background. Painted on cotton backed with wood.

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