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From a nazar painting series of Marwar rulers: Maharaja Jaswant Singh (1629–1680) of Marwar. Bikaner, in the Jaipur* tradition, circa mid-late 19th century. Gouache on wasli. 35 x 20cm

*From the early 19th century many Jaipur artists moved to Bikaner

Nazar paintings were presented by the painter personally to the maharaja on auspicious occasions such as religious festival days.

I would like to express my thanks to Shanane Davis for kindly translating the inscription on the reverse.

All images and text © Peter Blohm