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Title

Portrait of Sikh prince

18th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

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


Details


Other Title

Portrait of a nobleman


Place where the work was made

Rajasthan India


Cultural origin

Jammu


Date

18th century


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.


Location

Not on display


Accession number

258.2009