Maharana Ari Singh Attending Celebrations in His Palace at Night

Artist: Bhima Ram Kesu Ram
Historical period(s)
Reign of Maharana Ari Singh, 1764
Mewar Court
Rajput School
Opaque watercolor with gold and silver on paper
H x W (overall): 67 x 51 cm (26 3/8 x 20 1/16 in)
India, Mewar, Rajasthan state, Udaipur
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Album, Painting

Album leaf with painting

celebration, dance, drum, festival, fiddle, fireworks, hookah, India, marriage, moon, music, night, palace, smoking, WWII-era provenance

From 1960s
British Rail Pension Fund, England, from the 1960s [1]

To 2000
Spink & Son Ltd., London, to 2000

From 2000
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Spink & Son Ltd. in 2000


[1] The object was brought from India to England in the 1960s, when it entered the collection of the British Rail Pension Fund (according to Curatorial Note 3, Debra Diamond, September 28, 2000, in the object record).

Previous Owner(s)

Spink & Son Ltd.

Published References
  • Rosa Maria Cimino. Life at Court in Rajasthan: Indian Miniatures from the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Century. Exh. cat. Florence. cat. 73, pp. 74, 112.
  • Gopis, Goddesses & Demons: Indian & Islamic Works of Art. Exh. cat. London. cat. 78, pp. 78-79.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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