Sri Moti Chand Khajanchi, Bikaner 
From 1967 to 2001
Ralph Benkaim (1914-2001), purchased from Sri Moti Chand Khajanchi, Bikaner in December 
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 from Sri Moti Chand Khajanchi, Bikaner in December 1967, several years before Indian paintings were classified as antiquities by the Indian government, according to his personal records, as relayed by Catherine Glynn Benkaim.
 See note 1.
- Previous Owner(s)
Sri Moti Chand Khajanchi India, Bikaner
Catherine Glynn Benkaim
Ralph and Catherine Benkaim
A half-length portrait of a noble facing right with his right arm resting on a gold-bordered orange textile draped over a window ledge. His turban is draped in pearls, he wears numerous rubies, and his gold coat has a fur collar. The profile portrait within a jharokha window and the pale green ground are drawn from Mughal painting.
Verso inscription in nagari script: Pata Saha bhaga nagar ro kam rukdi re bete ro sam. 1744 jeth Abul Hasan. Ruler of Bhaganagar by the son of Ruknuddin, vs. 1744/a.d. 1687, month of Jeth. Abul Hasan.
Top verso margin: Abdullah Qutub Shah
- Collection Area(s)
- South Asian and Himalayan Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum