(Indian, active 1700s)
Gum tempera, silver, and gold on paper
Page: 22.2 x 16.8 cm (8 3/4 x 6 5/8 in.); Miniature: 15.2 x 10.8 cm (6 x 4 1/4 in.)
Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2018.195
The silver carpet marks the royal window where subjects can come to see him.
Anand Singh, son of Maharaja Anup Singh (reigned 1669–98), affectionately slings one arm around the shoulders of his ivory-skinned queen, who holds a bottle of wine and a cup at the ready. He smokes a remarkably long hookah, and their attendant has impossibly long legs. Such mannerisms became new features of Bikaner painting during the 1700s and appear to be innovations of the master artist Murad.
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.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.