Lot n° 145
2000 - 3000
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: 7 680EUR
Portrait of Elderly Raja Man Singh I, Mughal... - Lot 145 - Ader
Portrait of Elderly Raja Man Singh I, Mughal India, 17th century and later
Pigments and gold on paper depicting a middle-aged man with a moustache and gray hairline, wearing a turban with golden floral braids, a transparent jama held by a wide belt into which a khanjar has been slipped, yellow pants and rolled-up mojaris. He is standing with his hands clasped, facing right. Painting mounted on an album page with a double frame illuminated with floral friezes, the second captioning the subject in black ink. Large salmon-colored margin with gold-painted decoration of floral bouquets gathered by butterflies and punctuated by tchi clouds in the upper part, the lower part inscribed later in gold in large nagari characters. On the back, trace of tearing, probably of a calligraphy framed by a border and a golden floral margin. Some annotations in nagari and persian and ownership stamp.
Page size : 40,3 x 26,4 cm ; painting on view : 17 x 8,3 cm
Some paint chips, wormholes, enlarged painting, one stain, slight missing and warping of the margin.
Man Singh I or Raja Man Singh was the 29th raja rajput of Amber, the future state of Jaipur, from 1589 to 1614. His name is intimately linked to the Mughal court through the marriage of his sister to Emperor Akbar in 1562 and the marriage of his great-granddaughter to Emperor Jahangir in 1608. Several portraits of him at an advanced age as in our painting are known, such as a portrait in the Royal Collection Trust (RCIN 1005038.aq) or the one in the Metropolitan Museum in New York made for an album commissioned by Prince Khurram (1982.174).
A Mughal Portrait of Raja Man Singh at an Advanced Age, India, 17th century and later
Private collection in Paris from 1975 to 2000 - first part (lots 120 to 173).
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