Maharana Amar Singh II Is Shown Two Silver Elephants

Stipple Master Indian

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.

Maharana Amar Singh II Is Shown Two Silver Elephants, Stipple Master (Indian, active ca. 1690–1715), Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper, India (Rajasthan, Mewar)

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