A Prince on a Stallion
Raghogarh was an outlying court on the Rajasthan/Madya Pradesh border south of Bundi and Kota. It had painting studios from the late 17th century onwards. Their paintings usually had a flat background made with a wash of plain colour.
This is an equestrian portrait of the statuesque Rajput Prince riding a roan-coloured stallion. He wears an orange jama which fastens under the left arm in Hindu style and a typical Raghogarh turban. He is posing for the portrait fully armed, with a sword and shield, a katar dagger, and a quiver of arrows. His stem face is typically Rajput. The plain blue background emphasises his importance. He is probably a relative of the Raja shown in another watercolour in the collection (636).
Description taken from the ‘Art From The Indian Sub-Continent In The Sainsbury Centre’ catalogue by Margaret A. Willey (Sainsbury Centre, UEA, 1995).
Bequeathed to the Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia by Lady Sainsbury in 2014.
Not on display
Title/Description: A Prince on a Stallion
Born: 1700 c.
Object Type: Painting
Measurements: h 472 x w 374 mm (frame: 705 x 525 x 20 mm)
Accession Number: RLS 40
Historic Period: 18th century
School/Style: Indian Miniatures
Credit Line: Bequeathed by Lady Sainsbury, 2014