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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2009.202.96
People
Unknown Artist
Title
The Maharajah of Kota, Members of Court, Attendants, and the Englishman James Tod
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing, album page
Date
early 19th century
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Rajasthan, Kota
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/217484
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink and opaque white watercolor on paper; Rajput Style, Kota School
Dimensions
20.2 x 32.5 cm (7 15/16 x 12 13/16 in.)
Provenance
Stuart Cary Welch (by 1969 - 2008,) by descent; to his estate (2008-2009,) gift; to Harvard Art Museum.

Notes:
Object was part of temporary loan to Museum in 1969.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Stuart Cary Welch Collection, Gift of Edith I. Welch in memory of Stuart Cary Welch
Accession Year
2009
Object Number
2009.202.96
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The drawing depicts the Maharaja of Kota under a canopy. He holds a large shield in his lap and seated against a large bolster. The halo surrounding his head denotes his divinely-sanctioned rule, as well as his god-on-earth status. The attendants that surround him hold flywhisks, peacock feather fans, and large standards, all of which collectively signify the Maharaja’s royal status. The scene is filled with members of the royal court, each of them holding large shields in their laps. At the bottom right is a male figure with a black top hat, identified in the text as the Englishman, James Tod, an officer of the British East India Company. Rajput Style, Kota School.
Exhibition History

32Q: 3620 University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/31/2019 - 01/08/2020

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