A Raja and His Courtiers in Procession Outside a Walled City

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


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


[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
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