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Posthumous portrait Maharaja Bijai Singh of Jodhpur (r.1773/1793). Bikaner, mid-19th century. Gouache and gold on wasli. 18.1 x 12.9cm

This painting represents a time of close ties between the Bikaner and Jodhpur royal courts, reflected in the adoptiion of painting styles.

Published (detail, similar to that below) in Shanane Davis, 'The Bikaner School: Usta Artisans and Their Heritage', 2008, plate 155. Used to illustrate a sirhmor - turban brooch worn by members of the royal family.

Ref: Bikaner-Jodhpur Bijai Singh SD28411

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