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During the night an ailing young prince returns to the palace where his father the raja cares for him. Jaipur artist, circa 1860 - 1880. Gouache and gold on wasli. 26.8 x 32.1cm

In this nightscene continuous narration is used to show the prince have arrived by horse being taken into palace chambers by his father the raja and attendants, then in an upstairs chamber where he lies most likely suffering the pangs of love as according to popular love poetry of the time.

Ref: Jaipur prince's return 9-2611

Above image taken at an angle for gilt detail to catch light

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