A Prince and his consort

Historical period(s)
ca. 1790
School
Jaipur/Alwar school
Medium
Opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 38.7 × 28.5 cm (15 1/4 × 11 1/4 in) H x W (framed): 53.3 × 43.2 cm (21 × 17 in)
Geography
India, Rajasthan state, Jaipur or Alwar
Credit Line
Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection — funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2018.1.35
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Painting

Keywords
India, prince, Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection, romance, woman
Provenance

From 1960s
Unknown private collector from UK [1]

2012
Sale, London, Sotheby’s, Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art including Indian Miniature Paintings, June 8, 2012, lot 4: “A Prince and his Consort” [2]

From 2012 to 2018
Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Beverly Hills, California, purchased at auction, “Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art including Indian Miniature Paintings,” Sotheby’s, London, June 8, 2012, lot no. 4, “A Prince and his Consort” [3]

From 2018
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, partial gift and purchase from Catherine Glynn Benkaim [4]

Notes:

[1] According to conversation with Catherine Glynn Benkaim, this painting was in a private unknown collection in the 1960s.

[2] See Sotheby’s auction catalogue of the New York sale, “Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art including Indian Miniature Paintings” from June 8, 2012.

[3] See note 2.

[4] See Acquisition Justification Form, object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Unknown
Catherine Glynn Benkaim
Ralph and Catherine Benkaim

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
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