Posthumous Portrait of Raja Bhim Singh of Mewar

Indian, Mughal
Mughal period
about 1640–50


Object Place: Mughal artists working at Amber, Rajasthan, Northern India

Dimensions

Other (Full dimension): 45.5 x 34 cm (17 15/16 x 13 3/8 in.) Framed: 22 3/4 x 18 3/4 in. (57.8 x 47.6 cm)

Accession Number

1983.165

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Persian inscription on lower inner border: "Portrait of Bhayun (Bhima), son of Rana Amara."

Dingal (language of Mewar) in devanagari script: "When Amar [Singh] strode through the city of the immortals, Jahangir returned ashamed, Bhima shed no tears, Khurram fled anxious. Man [Singh] whose head was split and whose body was enfeebled, met his fate; while those who are accustomed to flee fled, he [Bhim Singh] did not budge."
In Devanagari, in gold ink: "Portrait of Raja Bhaim [son of?] Amar Singh"

Provenance

1983, purchased by the MFA from Spink and Sons, Ltd., London. (Accession date: April 13, 1983)

Credit Line

Frederick L. Jack Fund