Kota style Rajasthan, India
Portrait of a palace retainer [recto] 1830–50 Description: Portrait of a palace retainer [recto] | meditating yogi [verso]
Place made: Kota (Kotah), Rajasthan, India
Materials & Technique: drawings, brush, pen, ink, pencil, opaque watercolour Support: paper
Dimensions: image (verso) 7.6 h x 6.1 w cm support 12.5 h x 7.1 w cm mount 19.6 h x 13.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Gayer-Anderson Gift
Accession No: NGA 91.1477A
  • 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