Maharana Sangram Singh Hunting Wild Boar

Western India, Rajasthan, Udaipur

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Riding a light gray stallion, the maharana of Mewar, Sangram Singh, appears in four scenes, giving an episodic feel to the events recorded. Three of the vignettes depict a royal boar hunt; in the fourth, the ruler rests with his courtiers, admiring the kill, as their horses and a pack camel wait patiently nearby. Hunting dogs pursue and bring down the prey, which have been wounded by lances and arrows. A temple and village appear on the upper horizon, a recurring motif seen in a number of Mewar school paintings of this period. The resulting composition is somewhat chaotic but conveys, one suspects, a sense of the reality of such occasions.

Maharana Sangram Singh Hunting Wild Boar, Ink and opaque watercolor on paper, Western India, Rajasthan, Udaipur

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