Kutch, Nagaur or Jodhpuri artist
From the court of Bakhat Singh 1740 - 1751
- 25 x 32 x cms
Folio: 32 cms
Height: 38 cms
Ceremonial Horseback Portrait of prince Lakhpatjiof Kutch with four attendants. Opaque watercolour & gold on paper.
Inscription on the reverse of the painting: Bhuj nagar ri ku(n)var lakhori
surat ro pano, accepted this portrait of Prince Lakho of Bhuj town.
Rao Lakhpatji (1707 - 1761) of Kutch, riding a bay horse, surrounded by attendants. There are two attendants behind the prince, one carrying a morchal, and the other a fan which acts as a nimbus for the Prince. By the side of the horse another holds a hookah, perhaps made of glass with gold decoration. A fourth carrying a staff leads the procession.
The painting shows the Prince wearing a rich brocaded orange jama [For the same Jama see Galloway’s Jharokha Portrait of the same prince], a similar fan is also present in the said painting.
B.N.Goswamy & A.L. Dallapiccola, A Place Apart: Painting in Kutch 1720 1820, 1983
B.N. Goswamy Painting in Kutch: Surprises and Delight, in Marg The Arts of Kutch.
B. N. Goswamy and A. L. Dallapiccola, Preliminary notes on a group of miniatures Painting in Kutch in Artibus Asiae, Vol. 40, No. 1 (1978), pp. 62-74
R. Crill, Marwar painting A History of the Jodhpur Style. Fig. 18, 19, 67, 72 p97.