Maharaja Gaur Sen attended by his son and a falconer
Mandi artists used a direct, folkish style. Sometimes the drawings are done with thick black outlines filled in with colour wash. The backgrounds are often flat and dense with dark browns and blues.
The Maharaja and his son are dressed to visit the temple. They wear flowing jamas over blue-edged dhotis, with amulets. The Maharaja is wearing wooden sandals. Their flat turbans are characteristic of their court. The son carries a peacock fan. The falconer they are talking to is showing them his hawk.
Description taken from the ‘Art From The Indian Sub-Continent In The Sainsbury Centre’ catalogue by Margaret A. Willey (Sainsbury Centre, UEA, 1995).
Not on display
Title/Description: Maharaja Gaur Sen attended by his son and a falconer
Artist/Maker: Mandi School
Object Type: Drawing
Measurements: Unframed: (h. 295 x w. 206 x d. 1 mm) Framed: (h. 522 x w. 424 x d. 20 mm)
Accession Number: 825
Historic Period: Early 18th century
School/Style: Indian Miniatures
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