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Maharana Jagat Singh II hawking and boar hunting

Creation date: ca. 1740
Creation place: India

Other Information

Type: Watercolor Painting
Medium and Support: Opaque watercolor, silver and gold on paper, mounted on an album page
Credit Line: Edwin Binney 3rd Collection
Accession Number: 1990.625
State/Province: Rajasthan
Dimensions: 11 7/8 in. x 25 21/32 in. (30.2 cm x 65.2 cm)


John Lawrence Fine Arts, London, England ( - February 15, 1986)

Spink & Son Ltd, London, England ( - )

Mewar Palace Collection, Mewar, Rajasthan, India ( - )

Edwin Binney 3rd, San Diego, California (February 15, 1986 - August 27, 1990)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (August 27, 1990 - )

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04/14/2017 Diana Chou
Jagat Singh II ruled the state of Mewar in Rajasthan from 1734 until 1752. This painting highlights the Maharana’s hunting skills, a preferred pastime of the elite ruling class. He is depicted twice, each time painted with a golden halo signifying his divine status. On the right he and his cavalry hunt wild boar, while on the left he stands on a boat with a horse-headed prow filled with attendants and courtiers as falcons hunt ducks. A lush pond of lotus sprays decorates the background.
Last Updated: 9/5/2017


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Temple Palace and Mosque Rotations San Diego Museum of Art , 8/16/2010 - 00/00/00

Arts of South and Southeast Asia The San Diego Museum of Art , 1/20/2017 - 00/00/00


This object has the following bibliographic references:

Andrew Topsfield. Court Painting at Udaipur, Art Under the Patronage of the Maharanas of Mewar Artibus Asiae Publishers. Zürich, Switzerland, 2001
Page Number: 191, 192, 210 note 58, Figure Number: 171

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