Maharana Amar Singh II Is Shown Two Silver Elephants
Stipple Master (Indian, active ca. 1690–1715)
India (Rajasthan, Mewar)
Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper
18 x 13 in. (45.7 x 33 cm)
Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky Fund, 2003
Not on view
The semi-colored drawing technique seen here, a cross between grisalle tonal drawing—known in the Mughal tradition as nim qalam—and watercolor, developed at Udaipur and is associated with a master painter in the service of Amar Singh II and Sangram Singh II in the early eighteenth century. The style of this anonymous artist, called the Stipple Master, remained a singular phenomenon at that court. He devoted himself exclusively to painting portraits of his patrons.
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