A Raja and His Courtiers in Procession Outside a Walled City

Historical period(s)
Reign of Nizam Ali Khan, ca. 1785-90
Movement
Hyderabad Court
School
Deccani School
Medium
Opaque watercolor, gold and silver on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 63.6 x 145.2 cm (25 1/16 x 57 3/16 in)
Geography
India, Deccan, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F2000.15
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Painting

Keywords
city, courtier, cymbal, drum, elephant, horse, India, music, raja, wall, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From 1940s
Private collector, purchased in Delhi in the 1940s [1]

To 2000
Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd., New York City, to 2000

From 2000
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd. in 2000

Notes:

[1] The object was purchased in Delhi by a private collector in the early 1940s and brought to England in the subsequent decade (according to Curatorial Note 2, Debra Diamond, September 28, 2000, in the object record).

Previous Owner(s)

Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd.

Published References
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 55, p. 185.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum