Equestrian portrait of Rana Amar Singh II

Artist: Attributed to the Stipple Master (Active 1692 - 1715)
Sitter: Rana Amar Singh II
Historical period(s)
Sisodia dynasty, Reign of Amar Singh II, ca. 1705
Mewar Court
Rajput School
Opaque watercolor on paper
H x W (sheet & image): 37 x 23.5 cm (14 9/16 x 9 1/4 in)
India, Mewar, Rajasthan, Udaipur
Credit Line
Purchase and partial gift made in 2012 from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


city, courtier, fan, hookah, horse, India, landscape, ruler, Sisodia dynasty (861 - 1947), soldier, WWII-era provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Catherine Glynn Benkaim
Sir Howard Hodgkin 1932 - 2017

Published References
  • I. Nardi. Mewari Paintings in the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Mughal Influences and Rajput Experimentation at the Court of Maharana Amar Singh II (r. 1698-1710). No. 4, vol. 74/2006, . .
  • Molly Emma Aitken. The Intelligence of Tradition in Rajput Court Painting. New Haven. fig. 3.17.
  • Joanna Williams. Kingdom of the Sun: Indian court and Village Art from the Princely State of Mewar. San Francisco. no. 9.
  • Andrew Topsfield. Court painting at Udaipur: art under the patronage of the Maharanas of Mewar. Zurich. no. 97.
  • Darielle Mason, B.N. Goswamy, John Seyller. In Intimate Worlds: The Alvin O. Bellak Collection. Exh. cat. Philadelphia. p. 17, fig. 15.
  • Vishakha Nirubhai Desai. Painting and Politics in 17th Century North India: Mewar, Bikaner, and the Mughal Court. vol. 49, no. 4. p. 375, fig. 7.
  • Masters of Indian Painting. Exh. cat. Zurich. no. 26, p. 517.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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