Maharaja Shri Anand Singh-ji and His Consort

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The silver carpet marks the royal window where subjects can come to see him.


The artist used metallic paint to indicate the sumptuous materials of the carpet covered with roses that marks the place of the royal couple. The king affectionately slings one arm around the shoulders of his queen, who carelessly allows wine to flow out of the bottle. A gigantic indigo-and-gold cushion provides their backdrop, excluding their attendant. The blue and white arabesques in the spandrels—triangular spaces above the arch—point to the couple’s international sophistication; the elite in northwestern India imported blue-and-white Dutch tiles and Chinese porcelain.
Maharaja Shri Anand Singh-ji and His Consort

Maharaja Shri Anand Singh-ji and His Consort


Ustad Murad

(Indian, active 1700s)
Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner

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