Identification and Creation
Object Number
2009.113
Title
A Rajput Royal Riding in a Palanquin
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
17th Century
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Rajasthan, Jodhpur
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/330732
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper; Rajput Style
Dimensions
21.6 x 19.1 cm (8 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.)
Provenance
[Unnamed art dealer working near the Red Fort, Delhi] (October 24th, 1953); purchase by L.C. and P. Wyman, American couple; gift to Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden Street, Duxbury (1960s); purchase by Kathy Burton Jones [Norman Hurst], Hurst Gallery, 53 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge (2004); gift to Harvard Art Museum (2009).
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Katherine Burton Jones
Accession Year
2009
Object Number
2009.113
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
A Rajput prince or emperor sits cross-legged inside a palanquin. He holds up a circle of beads in his right hand. The palanquin is flanked and carried by two male attendants. The dabs of pigment serve as cues to instruct the painter on how the work should be colored. Rajput Style.
Publication History

Stages of Depiction: Indian Drawings: 17th-19th Centuries, auct. cat., Hurst Gallery (Cambridge, 2006), pp 42, cat. 16

Exhibition History

Stages of Depiction: Indian Drawings: 17th-19th Centuries, Hurst Gallery, 03/18/2006 - 04/15/2006

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