Portrait of a Raja, probably Raja Dhrub Dev of Jasrota

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (painting): 15.9 × 15 cm (6 1/4 × 5 15/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Provenance

    To 1872
    Sir Thomas Phillips (1792-1872), U.K. [1]
    Sale, London, Sotheby’s, Oriental Manuscripts, Indian and Persian Miniatures, November 27, 1974, lot. 785: “A Portrait of a Bearded Hill Raja.” [2]
    Sale, South Kensington, London, Christie's, Islamic and Oriental Works of Art, April 13, 2000, lot no. 317: “Portrait of a Rajah.” [3]
    From 2000 to 2018
    Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Beverly Hills, California, purchased at auction, “Islamic and Oriental Works of Art,” Christie's, South Kensington, London, April 13, 2000, lot no. 317, “Portrait of a Rajah.” [4]
    From 2018
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, partial gift and purchase from Catherine Glyn Benkaim. [5]
    [1] See Sotheby’s, London auction catalogue, Oriental Manuscripts, Indian and Persian Miniatures, November 27, 1974.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] See Christies, South Kensington, London auction catalogue, Islamic and Oriental Works of Art, April 13, 2000.
    [4] See note 3.
    [5] See Acquisition Justification Form, object file, Collections Management Office.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Sir Thomas Phillips (English, 1792-1872)
    Sotheby's (London)
    Christie's (London)
    Ralph (1914-2001) and Catherine Benkaim
    Catherine Glynn Benkaim
  • Origin

    Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, 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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