From 1750 to ?
The Maharaja of the princely State of Datia.
Ray E. Lewis (1923-2005), San Francisco, California. 
From 1964 to 2001
Ralph Benkaim (1914-2001), Beverly Hills, California, purchased from Ray E. Lewis in May 1964. 
From 2001 to 2018
Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Beverly Hills, California, by inheritance from Ralph Benkaim in 2001. 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, partial gift and purchase from Catherine Glynn Benkaim. 
 Ralph Benkaim purchased the painting in 1964 from R.E. Lewis, San Francisco, several years before Indian paintings were classified as antiquities by the Indian government, according to his personal records via Catherine Glynn Benkaim.
 See note 1.
 See note 1.
 See Acquisition Consideration Form, object file, Collections Management Office.
- Previous Owner(s)
Catherine Glynn Benkaim
Ralph and Catherine Benkaim
Maharaja of Datia active 18th century
Ray E. Lewis 1923-2005
Dressed in an ink blue jama and a rich orange turban with a matching wave-patterned (leheriya) sash (patka), Nawal Singh sits beneath a cool white canopy. An enormous amber-colored bolster with gold leaf-shaped motifs supports him. Suitable to his status, attendants wait on him and one waves a peacock feathered fly-whisk (morchal), a symbol of royalty.
An inscription at the top identifies Nawal Singh as a high-ranking civil officer (diwan).
- Collection Area(s)
- South Asian and Himalayan Art
- CC0 - Creative Commons (CC0 1.0)
CC0 - Creative Commons (CC0 1.0)
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