Equestrian portrait of a Sikh ruler

Indian, Pahari
about 1859


Object Place: possibly Patiala, Punjab Plains, Northern India

Dimensions

27.5 x 21 cm (10 13/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.2699

Medium or Technique

Ink and light color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings / Watercolors

Inscription

Color notations throughout drawing in devanagari: Background: asemani, horse: sedali, tunic: suped, saddle: suna, blanket: sundhura, pants: kirama.

Provenance

By 1916, purchased in India by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (b. 1887 - d. 1947); 1917, sold by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy to Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1935), Cambridge, MA; 1917, given by Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA. (Accession date: April 5, 1917)

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection