Portrait of Bakhtawar Singh of Alwar

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At A Glance

  • Period

    dated 1936
  • Geography

    Alwar, Rajasthan state, India
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (painting): 21.3 × 17 cm (8 3/8 × 6 11/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Fateh Mahmand (active early 20th century)
  • School/Tradition

    Alwar school
  • Inscriptions

    Verso: blank
    Recto: Khichi Thakur Shri Bakhtawar Singh Ji
    Kalam Chita(e)ra Fateh Mahmand Ra Haath Ri Che - Samvat- 1936 ra Kati Sud 7
    Kalam Chita(e)ra Fateh Mahmand Ra Haath Ri Che - Samvat- 1936 ra Kati Sud 7
  • Provenance

    Sale, London, Bonhams, Islamic and Indian Art, June 9, 2010, lot no. 296, “A prince seated against a bolster on a terrace”
    From 2010 to 2018
    Catherine Glynn Benkaim purchased at auction, “Islamic and Indian Art,” Bonhams, London, June 9, 2010, lot 296: “A prince seated against a bolster on a terrace” [1]
    From 2018
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, partial gift and purchase from Catherine Glynn Benkaim [2]
    [1] According to information from Catherine Glynn Benkaim.
    [2] See Acquisition Consideration Form, object file, Collections Management Office.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Bonhams (London, Knightsbridge)
    Catherine Glynn Benkaim
  • Origin

    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
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