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"
Purchased by the MFA in 1983 from Spink and Sons, Ltd., London
Frederick L. Jack Fund
Indian, Mughal, Mughal period, about 1640–50
Mughal artists working at Amber, Rajasthan, Northern India
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)
Medium or Technique
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper