Gum tempera and gold on paper
Miniature: 31.8 x 22.2 cm (12 1/2 x 8 3/4 in.)
Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2018.196
Rao Shiv Singh’s granddaughter was married to Maharaja Pratap Singh of Jaipur (CMA 2011.207).
The bust portrait of a Rajput ruler shows him wearing a blue turban with floral pattern and white garment. A costly pearl and ruby earring suggests his financial affluence. The artist has exhibited his skill in the sensitive rendering of the figure’s eyebrow and mustache.
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