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Portrait of the horse Bakht Buland from the royal stables of Maharana Ari Singh. Udaipur, circa 1765. Opaque watercolour with gold on wasli. 24.1 x 26.8cm
Ari Singh catalogued the many royal elephants and horses in individual portraits with the reverse inscribed with their name. Significantly that of the rider is never mentioned.
Provenance: Kumar Sangram Singh of Nawalgarh
With thanks to the kindness of Tarun Pant for translating the name of the horse.
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Above: gilt detail reflecting light
Images and text © Peter Blohm