The man in the study appears to be a Hindu Rajput noble.
The painting is a study of a man’s head, perhaps for a finished portrait. It was a common practice among artists to make preparatory sketches of people, to be manifested in later portraits. The artist has rendered the drawing with heavy outline on the eyebrows, eye, and moustache, while soft tones are employed for the modelling of the face.
Drawing of a Man’s Head with an Unusual Turban
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Kishangarh
The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.