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Collection

An image of Portrait of Sikh prince by

Rajasthan, India

Title
Portrait of Sikh prince
Other titles:
Portrait of a nobleman
Place of origin
RajasthanIndia
Cultural origin
Jammu
Year
18th century
Media categories
Miniature, Painting, Watercolour
Materials used
opaque watercolour on paper
Dimensions

22.8 x 14.0 cm sight

Credit
Gift from Michael Hobbs 2009. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession number
258.2009
Location
Not on display
Further information

The state of Jammu, situated in the northwest India near Kashmir, was well known within the many states of pre-independence India for its cultural achievements. Outstanding among its paintings are the graceful portraits of the various Sikh princes and their court officials who ruled Jammu for centuries. This delicately rendered portrait of an unidentified sitter shows a seated man in the posture of a nobleman. The lack of a detailed landscape focuses all of our attention on the sitter.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, September 2011