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Equestrian Portrait of a Nobleman

Date:
ca. 1710–20
Culture:
India (Rajasthan, Jodhpur)
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
12 x 8 3/8 in. (30.5 x 21.3 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.411
Not on view
Using bold fields of color, this Marwari artist focuses on the primary figure, giving him great presence. The shield and spear emphasize the nobleman’s status on the battlefield and, correspondingly, at court. The accomplished depiction of the rider’s face in profile and his subtly rendered costume affirm links to the Mughal painting tradition in the Jodhpur court during this period under the artist Dalchand.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Pursuits at the Hindu Courts," 2002–2003.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Painting in Rajasthan, 1650–1850," February 15, 2005–July 3, 2005.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Painting in Rajasthan," 2007.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Poetry and Devotion in Indian Painting: A Curatorial Legacy," June 15, 2016–December 4, 2016.

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