Exhibitions/ Art Object

Worship of Brijnathji and Svamini (recto); Equestrian Portrait (verso)

Date:
ca. 1800
Culture:
India (Rajasthan, Kotah)
Medium:
Ink and transparent watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
Image (sight): 6 x 4 1/2 in. (15.2 x 11.4 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Subhash Kapoor, in memory of his parents, Smt Shashi Kanta and Shree Parshotam Ram Kapoor, 2008
Accession Number:
2008.359.44
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.
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