Worship of Brijnathji and Svamini (recto); Equestrian Portrait (verso)
India (Rajasthan, Kotah)
Ink and transparent watercolor on paper
Image (sight): 6 x 4 1/2 in. (15.2 x 11.4 cm)
Gift of Subhash Kapoor, in memory of his parents, Smt Shashi Kanta and Shree Parshotam Ram Kapoor, 2008
Not on view
This portrait in the guise of a warrior riding into battle is part of a well-established genre characterized by the rearing bejeweled horse and the groom. The Kotah court nobility frequently chose to have themselves represented in this mode.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Living Line: Selected Indian Drawings from the Subhash Kapoor Gift," March 25, 2009–September 7, 2009.