The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of June 19, 2024

Maharaja Chattarsol of Kota Shooting Lions

Maharaja Chattarsol of Kota Shooting Lions

c. 1860
Location: not on view

Description

The trope of a royal marksman shooting at a pair of lions drinking at a pond extended into the second half of the 1800s at the Kota court. This suggests that earlier examples of this theme were prized and remembered for generations. By the time this painting was made, artists had access to synthetic pigments that were developed in the West, and more brilliant blues and greens distinguish a work such as this from its predecessors.
  • ?–c. 2000
    (Simon Ray, London, UK, sold to Dr. Norman Zaworski)
    c. 2000–2011
    Dr. Norman Zaworski [1920–2013], Cleveland, OH, given to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    2011–
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • A related painting of Royal Women Shooting Lions is in the collection of the Royal Ontario Museum. ROM object number, 2009.10.18 collections.rom.on.ca
  • Main Gallery Rotation (Gallery 242B). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (April 6-November 7, 2016).
  • {{cite web|title=Maharaja Chattarsol of Kota Shooting Lions|url=false|author=|year=c. 1860|access-date=19 June 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2011.150