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Posthumous Portrait of Raja Bhim Singh of Mewar

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Inscription

Persian inscription on lower inner border: "Portrait of Bhayun (Bhima), son of Rana Amara." Dingal (language of Mewar) in devanagari script: "When Amar [Singh] strode through the city of the immortals, Jahangir returned ashamed, Bhima shed no tears, Khurram fled anxious. Man [Singh] whose head was split and whose body was enfeebled, met his fate; while those who are accustomed to flee fled, he [Bhim Singh] did not budge." In Devanagari, in gold ink: "Portrait of Raja Bhaim [son of?] Amar Singh"

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA in 1983 from Spink and Sons, Ltd., London

Credit Line

Frederick L. Jack Fund

Indian, Mughal, Mughal period, about 1640–50

Object Place

Mughal artists working at Amber, Rajasthan, Northern India

Dimensions

Other (Full dimension): 45.5 x 34 cm (17 15/16 x 13 3/8 in.) Framed: 22 3/4 x 18 3/4 in. (57.8 x 47.6 cm)

Accession Number

1983.165

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings