- Museum number
- Series: Portraits of Hindu Princes and Chiefs
Portrait of Maharajah Gaj Singh; single-page painting mounted on a detached album folio. Maharajah stands in profile wearing a patterned white tunic and carrying a dagger, sword and shield. Blue ground with cottony cloud sky along top. Framed by pink border with gold floral motifs; margin decorated with motif of alternating pink and red flowering plants outlined in gold against neutral ground; entire folio bordered by a thin, green adhesive strip. Inscribed. Folio belongs to a series of single-page paintings and drawings of Indian rulers, all of which were once attached to the leaves of the album 1920,0917,0.13, also housed in the British Museum collection.
Ink, opaque watercolour and gold on paper.
- Production date
- 1658 (circa)
Height: 360 millimetres (image)
Height: 36.10 centimetres (sheet)
Width: 240 millimetres (image)
Width: 23.80 centimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
- Raja Jaswant Singh Rathor
Mughal India, 18th century
Opaque watercolour and gold on paper
In addition to his jewel-studded dagger and sword hanles, Raja Jaswant Singh wears a triple string of pearls with a ruby pendant, pearl and ruby earings and a string of pearls in his turban with an emerald pendant. Although the Raja wears more jewellery than a court official, he cannot compete with the emperors' adornment.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2009 28 May-11 Aug, British Museum, Garden & Cosmos: The Royal Paintings of Jodhpur
2008-2009 11 Oct-4 Jan, Washington, Smithsonian, Freer and Sackler Galleries, 'Garden and Cosmos: The Royal Paintings of Jodhpur'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Transferred from the Department of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books (OMPB).
- Middle East
- Registration number