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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2009.202.151
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Study of Male Heads (recto); Portrait of a Man and Study of Three Male Heads (verso)
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1825-50
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Rajasthan, Kota
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/217679
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper; Rajput Style, Kota School
Dimensions
9.3 x 17.2 cm (3 11/16 x 6 3/4 in.)
Provenance
Stuart Cary Welch (by 1983 - 2008,) by descent; to his estate (2008-2009,) gift; to Harvard Art Museum.

Notes:
Object was part of long-term loan to Museum in 1983.
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
2009.202.151
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The recto side of this folio features a study of seven male heads. All of them are in profile, have their hair tied in a bun, and wear a large earring. All but one has facial hair. There is an eighth head, but its lower half is missing due to loss of the paper. The verso side features a large portrait of a man in profile. He has heavy-lidded eyes, a prominent nose, a large ear, and facial hair. Below him are small sketches of men’s heads in profile. Rajput Style, Kota School.

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