Maharaja Baghji with Courtiers and His Infant Son

Artist:
Ala Bagas (Indian)
Date:
ca. 1750
Culture:
India (Rajasthan, Mewar)
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, silver and gold on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 12 3/4 x 8 11/16 in. (32.4 x 22 cm)
Overall (Page): 14 7/8 x 10 5/8 in. (37.8 x 27 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Gift of Cynthia Hazen Polsky, by exchange, 2006
Accession Number:
2006.286
Not on view
Maharaja Baghji (r. 1710–34) is depicted seated in a palace interior surrounded by courtiers and musicians and accompanied by his infant son, who is playing with an array of toys. The painting is especially rich in its depiction of everyday yet luxurious objects, textiles,
and carpets.
Inscription: Inscribed on reverse with a lenghty three-line notation in Hindi, citing the name of the subject, artist, as well as other particulars
[ Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd. , New York, until 2006, sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Painting at Mewar," July 10, 2007–November 19, 2007.