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On a palace terrace Maharaja Takhat Singh (r. 1843- 1873) celebrates Holi by spraying with coloured water a lady of the royal court. Jodhpur, circa 1860-70. Opaque watercolour with gold and metallic silver on wasli. 30.2 x 18.9cm
The inscription reads 'Maharajaji Shri Takhat Singh Ji'
Thanks to the kindness of Tarun Pant for the above translation
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Above: gilt and silver detail reflecting light
Images and text © Peter Blohm