Marwar painting, Jodhpur style
Maharaja Ram Singh of Marwar (r. 1749-51, 1753-72)
[Raja Ram Singh of Jodhpur inscribed in Hindi on the reverse 'Sri-Ramsi'] c. 1750
Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Materials & Technique
paintings, miniatures, opaque watercolour Support
Primary Insc: Inscribed verso, u.c., black ink, in Devanagari script, partially erased.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed u.r. edge, within image, blue ink 'GA.P.104' ; inscribed verso, c.c., pencil 'P.104'; inscribed verso, u.c., black ink '[illeg.]'; inscribed verso, l.r., pencil '90'.
image 24.0 h x 15.0 w cm
: The Gayer-Anderson Gift 1954 Accession No
: NGA 91.1362 Subject
: 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.