A Prince and his consort

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1790
  • Geography

    Jaipur or Alwar, Rajasthan state, India
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 38.7 × 28.5 cm (15 1/4 × 11 1/4 in)
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Object Details

  • School/Tradition

    Jaipur/Alwar school
  • Provenance

    From 1960s
    Unknown private collector from UK [1]
    Sale, London, Sotheby’s, Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art including Indian Miniature Paintings, June 8, 2012, lot 4: “A Prince and his Consort” [2]
    From 2012 to 2018
    Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Beverly Hills, California, purchased at auction, “Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art including Indian Miniature Paintings,” Sotheby’s, London, June 8, 2012, lot no. 4, “A Prince and his Consort” [3]
    From 2018
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, partial gift and purchase from Catherine Glynn Benkaim [4]
    [1] According to conversation with Catherine Glynn Benkaim, this painting was in a private unknown collection in the 1960s.
    [2] See Sotheby’s auction catalogue of the New York sale, “Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art including Indian Miniature Paintings” from June 8, 2012.
    [3] See note 2.
    [4] See Acquisition Justification Form, object file, Collections Management Office.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Ralph (1914-2001) and Catherine Benkaim
    Catherine Glynn Benkaim
  • Origin

    Jaipur or Alwar, Rajasthan state, India
  • Credit Line

    Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection — funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
  • Type

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