A Prince and his consort

Historical period(s)
ca. 1790
Jaipur/Alwar school
Opaque watercolor on paper
H x W (overall): 38.7 × 28.5 cm (15 1/4 × 11 1/4 in) H x W (framed): 53.3 × 43.2 cm (21 × 17 in)
India, Rajasthan state, Jaipur or Alwar
Credit Line
Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection — funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


India, prince, Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection, romance, woman

From 1960s
Unknown private collector from UK [1]

Sale, London, Sotheby’s, Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art including Indian Miniature Paintings, June 8, 2012, lot 4: “A Prince and his Consort” [2]

From 2012 to 2018
Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Beverly Hills, California, purchased at auction, “Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art including Indian Miniature Paintings,” Sotheby’s, London, June 8, 2012, lot no. 4, “A Prince and his Consort” [3]

From 2018
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, partial gift and purchase from Catherine Glynn Benkaim [4]


[1] According to conversation with Catherine Glynn Benkaim, this painting was in a private unknown collection in the 1960s.

[2] See Sotheby’s auction catalogue of the New York sale, “Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art including Indian Miniature Paintings” from June 8, 2012.

[3] See note 2.

[4] See Acquisition Justification Form, object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Ralph (1914-2001) and Catherine Benkaim
Catherine Glynn Benkaim

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
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