Maharao Umed Singh hunting tigers

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1787
  • Geography

    Kota, Rajasthan state, India
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 43.2 × 70.2 cm (17 × 27 5/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    S2018.1.39
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_S2018.1.39

Object Details

  • Artist

    Hans Raj Joshi (1750-1799)
  • School/Tradition

    Kota school
  • Inscriptions

    Recto: in devanagari script: maharaja dhiraja maharaja maharao raja sri umed singhji bahadur his
    Courageous king of kings, great king Umed Singh
    Verso: in devanagari script: samvat 1844 vasakih sudi 14, hitvarah din ki jp dim (?) kul thak ajai nahan ghoghari mari…Joshi Hans Raj chuterako, ji ho
    Samvat 1844 (1787 CE), fourteenth day of Caisakh, Sunday…killed the…animals.
    Painting by Hans Raj Joshi
    Painting by Hans Raj Joshi
  • Provenance

    To 1971
    Indian Arts Palace, New Delhi [1]
    From 1971 to 2001
    Ralph Benkaim (1914-2001), purchased from Indian Arts Palace, New Delhi in December 1971 [2]
    From 2001 to 2018
    Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Beverly Hills, California, by inheritance from Ralph Benkaim in 2001
    From 2018
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, partial gift and purchase from Catherine Glynn Benkaim
    Notes:
    [1] According to information from Catherine Glynn Benkaim.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Life at court: Art for India's Rulers, 16th-19th centuries (November 20, 1985 to May 11, 1986)
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Kota, 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

    Painting
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