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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1972.350
People
Unknown Artist
Title
A Prince Receives a Water Jug from a Young Woman at a Well
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
c. 1745
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Rajasthan, Kishangarh
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/303397
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; Rajput Style, Kishangarh School
Dimensions
actual: 29.1 x 17.2 cm (11 7/16 x 6 3/4 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of John Kenneth Galbraith
Accession Year
1972
Object Number
1972.350
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
In this painting, a prince, mounted on a gray-blue horse, approaches an elaborate well complex. His status is denoted by his turban with a large plume and his ornate dress. He reaches up to receive a small, gold water jug from a young female figure in yellow. Behind her a group of women converse near the mouth of the well. One of them holds a string that is connected to a vessel that is currently down the well. Four vessels are lined up against the small railing. Rajput Style, Kishangarh School.
Publication History

Stuart Cary Welch and Milo Cleveland Beach, Gods, Thrones, and Peacocks Northern Indian Painting from Two Traditions, exh. cat., Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1965), page 31/figure 33

Kristin A. Mortimer and William G. Klingelhofer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press (Cambridge and New York, 1986), page 91/figure 98

Khoo Joo Ee, Kendi: Pouring Vessels in the University of Malaya Collection, Oxford University Press (NY) (New York, NY, 1991), fig. 2, pg. 2, b/w

James Cuno, Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Ivan Gaskell, and William W. Robinson, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, ed. James Cuno, Harvard University Art Museums and Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), page 150-151

Harvard University Art Museums, Masterpieces of world art : Fogg Art Museum, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1997

[Reproduction only], Exposé (Essays from the Harvard Expository Writing Program), President and Fellows of Harvard College (Cambridge, MA, 1999 - 2000)., cover, color

Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 2001-2002 (Cambridge, MA, 2003), p. 35

Exhibition History

India: From Tribe to Court, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/01/1981 - 01/01/1981

Ambassador's Choice: The Galbraith Collection of Indian Painting, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 02/15/1986 - 04/06/1986

Gods, Thrones, and Peacocks - Revisited: Northern Indian Miniatures from two Traditions, Fifteenth to Nineteenth Centuries, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/31/1990 - 06/10/1990

Hot as Curry - Subtle as Moonlight: Masterpieces of Rajput Painting, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/02/1991 - 12/20/1991

From India's Hills and Plains: Rajput Painting from the Punjab and Rajasthan, 17th through 19th Centuries, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/04/1993 - 10/31/1993

Rasika, the Discerning Connoisseur: Indian Paintings from the John Kenneth Galbraith Collection, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/31/1998 - 04/05/1998

The Sensuous and the Sublime: Representations of Love in the Arts of the Middle East and Southern Asia, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/07/2001 - 12/30/2001

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Google Art Project

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