Lot n° 159
3000 - 4000
Painted portrait of Amar Singh I, North India,... - Lot 159 - Ader
Painted portrait of Amar Singh I, North India, Rajasthan, Mewar, Udaipur school, 18th century
Pigments and gold on paper depicting Maharana Amar Singh I standing on a flowery lawn, facing right. He is wearing a golden turban and a transparent jama with a wide floral belt over orange pants decorated with golden vegetal scrolls. A katar is tucked into his belt and his right hand is clasped on the pommel of a sword, while he inhales the scent of a pink flower in his left hand. Above this detached portrait on a green background, cartouche inscribed in gold letters on a blue background of three lines of nagari. Margin buff speckled. Annotations in black ink in the upper margin and on the reverse in nagari and English identifying the subject.
Page size : 29,4 x 21,2 cm ; painting size : 21,6 x 13,1 cm
Repaints, stains, chips, folds, damaged margin.
Amar Singh I was the thirteenth Maharana of Mewar (r. 1597-1620) and is best known for his fierce resistance to Mughal invasions to protect Mewar's independence. He was also a great patron of the arts, especially in the field of architecture and book arts.
A Portrait of Amar Singh I, North India, Mewar, Udaipur school, 18th century
Private collection from Paris from 1975 to 2000 - first part (lots 120 to 173).
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