Lady with attendants on terrace

Artist: Maharana Amar Singh (1698-1710)
Historical period(s)
Sisodia dynasty, 1700-1710
Mewar Court
Rajput School
Color and gold on paper
H x W: 21.5 x 15 cm (8 7/16 x 5 7/8 in)
India, Mewar, Rajasthan state, Udaipur
Credit Line
Gift of Professor Alban G. Widgery of Winchester, Virginia
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


attendant, drinking, India, Sisodia dynasty (861 - 1947), woman
Provenance research underway.

During the reign of Maharana Amar Singh, Mewar painters added royal portraits and grisaille painting to the Mewar canon. They produced numerous grisaille paintings of the king with ladies in royal gardens. Here, understated tonalities convey a romantic mood with great economy of means. The grisaille style was in all likelihood adopted from the Deccan or Mughal courts, where such nim qalam paintings were popular in the 17th century. The beak-nosed profiles and large lotus eyes of the ladies are typical of Mewar painting of this period.

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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