Art/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

A Prince Hunting Boars with His Retinue

Date:
late 18th–early 19th century
Culture:
Western India, Rajasthan, Jhilai
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
11 3/8 x 15 7/8 in. (28.9 x 40.3 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1996
Accession Number:
1996.100.4
Not on view
The distinctive style of painting that emerged in the late eighteenth century at Jhilai, a less well-known Rajput court, probably represents the work of a single master and his atelier. Closely related to Jaipur painting, the Jhilai style is distinguished by a more mannered treatment (note the formulaic depiction of the galloping horses), subdued palette, and descriptive clarity. Here we see the prince lunging from the saddle and striking a boar with his long-bladed sword as the animal attempts to flee across a silver stream. Clad in a white jama (tunic) and followed close behind by courtiers, the prince is boldly silhouetted against his beige horse. His palace, at upper right, is surrounded by a moat and a walled city; beyond is a lake with pleasure boats and water fowl.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Indian Court Painting: 16th–19th Century," March 25, 1997–July 6, 1997.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Indian Court Painting," 2000.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Mughal Influence in Rajasthani Painting," 2001.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Painting in Rajasthan, 1650–1850," February 15, 2005–July 3, 2005.

Related Objects

Maharana Sarup Singh Inspects a Prize Stallion

Artist: Tara (Indian, active 1836–1870) Date: 1845–46 Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper Accession: 2001.344 On view in:Not on view

Krishna Revels with the Gopis: Page from a Dispersed Gita Govinda (Song of the Cowherds)

Date: ca. 1630–40 Medium: Opaque watercolor and silver on paper Accession: 2003.165 On view in:Not on view

Jain Svetambara Tirthankara in Meditation

Date: first half of the 11th century Medium: Marble Accession: 1992.131 On view in:Gallery 241

Shiva and Parvati Playing Chaupar: Folio from a Rasamanjari Series

Artist: Devidasa of Nurpur (active ca. 1680–ca. 1720) Date: dated 1694–95 Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper Accession: 57.185.2 On view in:Not on view

Picchwai for the Festival of Cows

Date: late 18th century Medium: Painted and printed gold and silver leaf and opaque watercolor on indigo-dyed cotton Accession: 2003.177 On view in:Gallery 243