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Equestrian Portrait of a Nobleman

ca. 1710–20
India (Rajasthan, Jodhpur)
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
12 x 8 3/8 in. (30.5 x 21.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2002
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 251
Using bold fields of color, this Marwari artist focuses on the primary figure, giving him great presence. The shield and spear emphasize the nobleman’s status on the battlefield and, correspondingly, at court. The accomplished depiction of the rider’s face in profile and his subtly rendered costume affirm links to the Mughal painting tradition in the Jodhpur court during this period under the artist Dalchand.
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