, Maharana Sangram Singh II hunts boar at Naramagra Enlarge 1 /1
Mewar kingdom Rajasthan, India, Udaipur
Maharana Sangram Singh II hunts boar at Naramagra c. 1720 Place made: Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
Materials & Technique: paintings, opaque watercolour and gold on paper
Dimensions: image 39.0 h x 46.0 w cm overall 44.5 h x 51.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2012
Accession No: NGA 2012.977

Maharana Sangram Singh II (1690–1734) ruled the Rajput kingdom of Udaipur in the Mewar region of Rajasthan from 1710 until 1734. Here he is shown hunting boar. The dusty pink Udaipur summer is magnificently evoked, as are the region’s hills. Hunting was a popular pastime of India’s rulers and representations of such pursuits form a significant genre in Indian court art. Sangram Singh, identified by his golden halo, appears once within the walled viewing area or hunting blind and again in the circular corral.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2011
From: Asian gallery extended display label