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Title

Royal hunt

circa 1800

Artist

Company school

India

late 18th century – late 19th century

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Punjab India
    Date
    circa 1800
    Media category
    Mixed media painting
    Materials used
    opaque watercolour on paper
    Dimensions
    Credit
    Gift of Dr Jim Masselos 2022
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    27.2022
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Company school

    Works in the collection

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    Hunting was a popular pastime of India’s rulers, and representations of such pursuits form a significant genre in Indian court art. The Rajput and Mughal courts included ateliers of painters, part of whose role was to document the exploits of rulers and, thereby, their power and importance. This painting from the Punjab Hills shows aristocrats on horseback surrounding deer and a tiger by a pond. A large retinue of attendants supports the hunters, and their significant encampment can be seen in the distance.

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