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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Unknown Artist
Maharaja Surat Singh (r. 1788-1828) of Bikaner at a Window
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Raja Surat Singh of Bikaner (1788-1828) with Courtiers at a Fort Balcony
Work Type
c. 1800
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Rajasthan, Bikaner
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Physical Descriptions
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
14.5 x 13.8 cm (5 11/16 x 5 7/16 in.)
framed: 48.58 x 38.42 x 2.22 cm (19 1/8 x 15 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.
Accession Year
Object Number
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), page 98/figure 63

Sir Roy Strong, The Indian Heritage: Court Life and Arts Under Mughal Rule, exh. cat., Balding + Mansell (London, England, 1982), page 61/figure 150

Elizabeth Finch, ed., Rajasthani Miniatures: The Welch Collection from the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, exh. cat., The Drawing Center (New York, NY, 1997), cover

Exhibition History

India: From Tribe to Court, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 07/23/1981 - 07/23/1981

The Grace of White: Indian Paintings and Objects, 16th-19th Centuries, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/23/1994 - 09/29/1994

Indian Harvest: Part 1, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/30/1995 - 01/21/1996

Rajasthani Miniatures: The Welch Collection at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University, The Drawing Center, New York, 04/16/1997 - 06/07/1997

A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions of Islamic and Later Indian Art, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 06/08/2000 - 09/03/2000

A Sea in a Jug: The Welch Collection of Art from the Islamic World and Later South Asia, Colby College Museum of Art, 02/20/2020 - 11/01/2020

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