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Updated: 14 April 2015
Portrait of Rana Amar Singh I of Mewar (1597-1620)
- Portrait of Rana Amar Singh I of Mewar (1597-1620)
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.
- 1680 (circa)
- Painted in: Udaipur
- (Asia,South Asia,India,Rajasthan,Udaipur (Rajasthan))
- Found/Acquired: India
- (Asia,South Asia,India)
- Height: 196 centimetres
- Width: 142 centimetres
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.
2010 Mar-Jun, London, National Portrait Gallery, 'The Indian Portrait 1560-1860'
Bought at sale Hôtel President, Geneva on 19 December, lot 132.
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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Object reference number: RFI2923
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