- Museum number
- Object: Prince entertained by ladies
Painting from an album bound in red silk print containing 21 Rajput, Mughal and Provincial Mughal miniature paintings.
A bejewelled and bare chested prince wearing an orange and gold turban and lilac dhoti is seated on a bed on a terrace overlooking a formal garden. Unguents are massaged into his arms by a lady attendant while another attendant seated on the floor grinds the unguents on a grinding stone. A lady musician plays the vina for his entertainment while two other ladies stand in front of him; one holds a mirror, the other a tray of refreshment. He is fanned by another attendant with a morchal. The formal gardens in the background have square flowerbeds on either side of a fountain, behind which is a green, red and yellow carpeted platform. Two white marble pillars in front of and a marble wall behind the platform are in the background of the painting.
- Production date
- 1750 (circa)
Height: 49 centimetres (page)
Height: 17.20 centimetres (painting excluding margins)
Width: 11.30 centimetres
Width: 34.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Though the style is very close to Mughal painting of the Muhammad Shah period, the extreme flatness, poor understanding of spatial perspective and bright colours attribute this painting to the Jaipur school.
- Not on display
- Loose folios in the Album. First miniature page is of a different size compared with all the others that are similar in size.
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