An image of Portrait of Sikh prince

Unknown Artist

Portrait of Sikh prince

Other titles:
Portrait of a nobleman
Location
Not on display
Further information

The state of Jammu, situated in the northwest India near Kashmir, was well known within the many states of pre-independence India for its cultural achievements. Outstanding among its paintings are the graceful portraits of the various Sikh princes and their court officials who ruled Jammu for centuries. This delicately rendered portrait of an unidentified sitter shows a seated man in the posture of a nobleman. The lack of a detailed landscape focuses all of our attention on the sitter.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, September 2011

Place of origin
Rajasthan, India
Cultural origin
Jammu
Year
18th century
Media
Miniature, Painting, Watercolour
Medium
opaque watercolour on paper
Dimensions
22.8 x 14.0 cm sight
Credit
Gift of Michael Hobbs 2009. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
258.2009