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Portrait of a horse from the royal stables of Maharana Ari Singh. Mewar, circa 1762. Opaque watercolour with gold on wasli. 23.4 x 24.6cm
Ari Singh catalogued the many royal elephants and horses in individual portraits with the reverse inscribed with their name. Significantly that of the groom is not mentioned.
Ref: Mewar horse 000539
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Above: gilt detail refelcting light
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