Maharana Jagat Singh II hunting bear

Artist: Jugarsi (active mid-18th century)
Sitter: Maharana Jagat Singh II (1734-1751)
Historical period(s)
Sisodia dynasty, Reign of Jagat Singh II, ca. 1730-1745
Mewar Court
Rajput School
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W (image-inside border): 26.6 × 44.7 cm (10 1/2 × 17 5/8 in) H x W x D (exhibition frame): 48.3 × 63.5 × 4.4 cm (19 × 25 × 1 3/4 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
Sackler Gallery 28e: A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur


bear, horse, hunting, India, landscape, Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection, rifle, Sisodia dynasty (861 - 1947), soldier
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Andrew Topsfield. Paintings from Rajasthan in the National Gallery of Victoria: A Collection Acquired Through the Felton Bequests' Committee. Melbourne. fn. 12, fig. 12.
  • Molly Emma Aitken. The Intelligence of Tradition in Rajput Court Painting. New Haven. p. 61, fig. 2.2.
  • Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur. Exh. cat. Munich, 2022. cat. 37, pp. 178-179, 333.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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