Nobleman Hunting a Tiger

Western India, Rajasthan, Udaipur or Kota

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In this lively ink drawing, we see a Rajput nobleman hunting a tiger on horseback. He turns to deliver a mortal bow with his long-bladed sword, a posture that conveniently affords a full-profile portrait of him. The noble tiger was seen as an appropriate match for the skills of the Rajput aristocrat. Both are celebrated in this drawing, which is likely a finished work, not a study for a painting.

Nobleman Hunting a Tiger, Ink and translucent watercolor on paper, Western India, Rajasthan, Udaipur or Kota

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