Equestrian portrait of Rana Amar Singh II

Artist: Attributed to the Stipple Master (Active 1692-1715)
Sitter: Rana Amar Singh II
Historical period(s)
Sisodia dynasty, Reign of Amar Singh II, ca. 1705
Mewar Court
Rajput School
Opaque watercolor on paper
H x W (sheet & image): 37 x 23.5 cm (14 9/16 x 9 1/4 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
Currently not on view


city, courtier, fan, hookah, horse, India, landscape, Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection, ruler, Sisodia dynasty (861 - 1947), soldier
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • I. Nardi. Mewari Paintings in the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Mughal Influences and Rajput Experimentation at the Court of Maharana Amar Singh II (r. 1698-1710). no. 4, vol. 74/2006, . .
  • Molly Emma Aitken. The Intelligence of Tradition in Rajput Court Painting. New Haven. fig. 3.17.
  • Joanna Williams. Kingdom of the Sun: Indian court and Village Art from the Princely State of Mewar. San Francisco. no. 9.
  • Andrew Topsfield. Court painting at Udaipur: art under the patronage of the Maharanas of Mewar. Zurich. no. 97.
  • Darielle Mason, B.N. Goswamy, John Seyller. Intimate Worlds: The Alvin O. Bellak Collection. Exh. cat. Philadelphia. p. 17, fig. 15.
  • Vishakha Nirubhai Desai. Painting and Politics in 17th Century North India: Mewar, Bikaner, and the Mughal Court. vol. 49, no. 4. p. 375, fig. 7.
  • Masters of Indian Painting. Exh. cat. Zurich. no. 26, p. 517.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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