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Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II of Jaipur hunting a tiger

August 31, 1880
Jaipur Court
Shah Alam II 1759–1806

Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II of Jaipur hunting a tiger



Gouache on paper 12.6 x 9.7 in. (32 x 24.6 cm.) Maharaja Ram Singh II of Jaipur was a devout Shaivite and believed in reform and development. Along with promotion of new technologies and a forward outlook, he promoted traditional practices and culture, and was a notable patron of paintings. Artists freely experimented with techniques, materials and compositional settings. In this intriguing composition, artist appears to be struggling with photo-realism and traditional idealized depictions.

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The Mughal Images immediately took a much greater interest in realistic portraiture than was typical of Persian miniatures. Animals and plants were the main subject of many miniatures for albums and were more realistically depicted. To upload your images click here.

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