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Identification and Creation

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Unknown Artist
Darbar of Maharaja Bijai Singh of Jodhpur
Other Titles
Former Title: Darbar of Maharaja Kisor Singh (?)
Work Type
mid 18th century
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Rajasthan, Marwar
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Physical Descriptions

Opaque watercolor, gold and metallic gray watercolor on paper
Sheet: 40.7 x 54.8 cm (16 x 21 9/16 in.)
framed: 58.74 x 73.98 x 2.22 cm (23 1/8 x 29 1/8 x 7/8 in.)

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift in gratitude to John Coolidge, Gift of Leslie Cheek, Jr., Anonymous Fund in memory of Henry Berg, Louise Haskell Daly, Alpheus Hyatt, Richard Norton Memorial Funds and through the generosity of Albert H. Gordon and Emily Rauh Pulitzer; formerly in the collection of Stuart Cary Welch, Jr.
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Asian and Mediterranean Art

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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), p. 83, fig. 39 reproduced in b/w
  • Rosemary Crill, Marwar Painting: A History of the Jodhpur Style, India Book House Ltd. (Mumbai, 2000), p. 100-101, fig. 75
  • Anna Jackson, Amin Jaffer, and Deepika Ahlawat, ed., Maharaja: The Splendour of India's Royal Court, Victoria and Albert Museum (London, 2009), p. 77 & 80-81, fig. 59

Exhibition History

  • Hot as Curry - Subtle as Moonlight: Masterpieces of Rajput Painting, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/02/1991 - 12/20/1991
  • From Infancy to Old Age, A Gallery of Indians, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/27/1993 - 04/25/1993
  • Infancy to Old Age: A Gallery of Indians, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/27/1993 - 04/25/1993
  • Rajasthani Miniatures: The Welch Collection at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University, The Drawing Center, New York, 04/16/1997 - 06/07/1997
  • Maharaja: The Splendour of India's Royal Courts, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 10/10/2009 - 01/17/2010; Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, 02/12/2010 - 05/24/2010

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