Mewar kingdom Rajasthan, India, Udaipur
A priest carrying a young prince of Mewar [A man carrying a little boy in his arms] 1780–1820 Place made: Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
Materials & Technique: paintings, miniatures, brush, pen, ink, opaque watercolour Support: paper
Primary Insc: Inscribed verso, black ink, devanagari script (mount has been recycled).
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower right, in black ink 'G-A.D.191'; Stamped lower right in black ink, seal of ownership.
Dimensions: image 12.2 h x 5.6 w cm support 12.2 h x 7.5 w cm mount 19.9 h x 11.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Gayer-Anderson Gift
Accession No: NGA 91.1498
Subject: Portrait: male Royalty
  • acquired in Ajmer, Jaipur or Udaipur, 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