A MARWAR RULERS SERIES: MAHARAJA BHIM SINGH OF MARWAR (1793 - 1803)
Marwar (Jodhpur), Rajasthan, North-Western India, late 18th - early 19th century
Opaque pigments heightened with gold and silver on paper, the vertical composition depicting the Maharaja of Marwar, Bhim Singh, seated on a silver lion throne under a brightly coloured canopy on a palatial terrace, the Maharaja portrayed with a small golden halo, wearing a light green robe, several strands of pearls and encrusted golden pendants, and an elaborate bejewelled turban ornament (sarpech), one hand resting on his black dhal (shield) and the latter holding a rose blossom, behind him three standing male attendants, one holding a peacock feather fan and the other two an Indian tulwar sword in its scabbard and a push dagger, at the top an attribution inscription in white ink Devanagari script reading Maharaja Sri Bhim Singh Ji, the scene set within ochre rules and bright red borders, the recto plain except for an old inventory sticker Cox 1881, 34cm x 26cm.
Sold for £625
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