Nawab Muzaffar 'Ali Khan on Horseback

Attributed to Rai Kalyan Das (Chitarman II) Indian

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Muzaffar 'Ali Khan was governor of Ajmer under the emperor Muhammad Shah (r. 1719–48), and was killed in 1739 at the Battle of Karnal. His portrait can be attributed to Rai Kalyan Das, the artist known as Chitarman II, after the legendary artist who had worked for Shah Jahan a century earlier. Under Chitarman II’s guidance, Mughal court painting experienced a resurgence, although the size of the imperial workshop never regained the heights of the earlier period.

Nawab Muzaffar 'Ali Khan on Horseback, Attributed to Rai Kalyan Das (Chitarman II) (Indian, active 1715–60), Ink, opaque watercolor, gold on paper

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