Maharana Amar Singh II in Udaipur during a monsoon downpour

Sitter: Rana Amar Singh II
Historical period(s)
Sisodia dynasty, Reign of Amar Singh II, ca. 1700
Mewar Court
Rajput School
Opaque watercolor and gold on cloth
H x W (Unframed measurement): 108 × 175.7 cm (42 1/2 × 69 3/16 in)
India, Mewar, Rajasthan state, Udaipur
Credit Line
Purchase and partial gift made in 2012 from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Sackler Gallery 28b: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur


city, courtier, elephant, horse, India, palace, rain, Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection, ruler, Sisodia dynasty (861 - 1947), soldier
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Andrew Topsfield. Ketelaar’s Embassy and the Farangi Theme in the Art of Udaipur. vol. XXX, no. 5. fig. 29.
  • G. H. R. Tilloston. Stones in the Sand: The Architecture of Rajasthan. Mumbai. p. 40.
  • Vishakha Nirubhai Desai, B.N. Goswamy, Ainslie Thomas Embree. Life at Court: Art for India's Rulers, 16th-19th Centuries. Exh. cat. Boston, November 20, 1985 - May 11, 1986. p. 57, no. 47.
  • Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Exh. cat. Munich, 2022. cat. 65, pp. 268-269, 348.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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