Portrait of Bakhtawar Singh of Alwar

Artist: Fateh Mahmand (active early 20th century)
Historical period(s)
dated 1936
Alwar school
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W (painting): 21.3 × 17 cm (8 3/8 × 6 11/16 in) H x W (overall): 25.4 × 20.3 cm (10 × 8 in)
India, Rajasthan state, 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, portrait, raja, Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection

Sale, London, Bonhams, Islamic and Indian Art, June 9, 2010, lot no. 296, “A prince seated against a bolster on a terrace”

From 2010 to 2018
Catherine Glynn Benkaim purchased at auction, “Islamic and Indian Art,” Bonhams, London, June 9, 2010, lot 296: “A prince seated against a bolster on a terrace” [1]

From 2018
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, partial gift and purchase from Catherine Glynn Benkaim [2]


[1] According to information from Catherine Glynn Benkaim.

[2] See Acquisition Consideration Form, object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Bonhams (London, Knightsbridge)
Catherine Glynn Benkaim


Verso: blank
Recto: Khichi Thakur Shri Bakhtawar Singh Ji
Kalam Chita(e)ra Fateh Mahmand Ra Haath Ri Che - Samvat- 1936 ra Kati Sud 7

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
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