Jaipur style Rajasthan, India, Jaipur
Raja Prithvi Singh II of Jaipur (1768-78) as a boy late 18th century Place made: Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Materials & Technique: paintings, miniatures, opaque watercolour Support: paper
Primary Insc: Inscribed u.c., above image, black ink, in Devanagari script.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.r., within image, blue ink, 'GAP47'; inscribed l.c., below image, pencil 'Read'; Inscribed verso, u.c., blue ink 'GA.P.47 / An unfinished portrait of . / Prithvi Singh (Rajput prince) in / white facing R (inscription at top) / Jaipur 1927'. Stamped l.r., below image, black ink, seal of ownership.
Dimensions: image 14.1 h x 9.2 w cm mount 28.1 h x 18.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Gayer-Anderson Gift 1954
Accession No: NGA 91.1347
Subject: Royalty Portrait: male
  • acquired in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, possibly from descendants of the artist, by Colonel Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson, 1927
  • exported from India by Colonel Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson, 1930
  • held in the collection of Colonel Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson and Major Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson, Pasha, both of The Little Hall, Lavenham, Suffolk, England, 1927-1953
  • who gave it to the Commonwealth of Australia, 1953
  • held by National Library of Australia, Canberra, after transfer from London, 1954-1991
  • transferred to the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 1991
  • The collecting history of this painting is partial. The earliest confirmed transaction is its purchase by the donor in India in 1927. It is known that the donor purchased many works in Jaipur in 1927 from the descendants of the artists who created them, and this painting may be one of those. The National Gallery of Australia welcomes further information regarding its history of ownership prior to 1927.