Exhibitions/ Art Object

Nobleman on Horseback

mid-18th century
India (Rajasthan, Sawar)
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
Image (sight): 6 x 4 1/2 in. (15.2 x 11.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Subhash Kapoor, in memory of his parents, Smt Shashi Kanta and Shree Parshotam Ram Kapoor, 2008
Accession Number:
Not on view
This equestrian portrait of a prince is from the court of Sawar, a small state in Ajmer established by the Mughal emperor Jahangir. Initially, painting from this court showed strong subimperial taste, but by the mid-eighteenth century the Sawar workshops developed the distinct colored drawing style seen here.
Possibly Shri Parshotam Ram Kapoor , Jalandhar and New Delhi, India; Subhash Kapoor , New York (until 2008; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Living Line: Selected Indian Drawings from the Subhash Kapoor Gift," March 25, 2009–September 7, 2009.

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