Nobleman on Horseback
India (Rajasthan, Sawar)
Ink and opaque 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 equestrian portrait of a prince is from the court of Sawar, a small state in Ajmer established by the Mughal emperor Jahangir. Initially, painting from this court showed strong subimperial taste, but by the mid-eighteenth century the Sawar workshops developed the distinct colored drawing style seen here.