Opaque watercolour heightened with gold on paper. Isarda
Image 16 x 28 cms
Folio 18.4 x 30.5 cms
The Prince is being presented with a coconut wrapped in silver foil, a custom
considered very auspicious during the time.
The painting is by the hand of Wajid who was the principal artist at Isarda
during this time. The treatment of the figures is similar & the carpet
seen in the foreground is identical to other Wajid paintings of the same period.
The painting is a good representation of how local courts assumed the customs
& manners of the Mughals.
Literature: Arts Council of Great Britain, Indian Paintings from Court, Town
& Village, 1970 - 1972