Lot 17
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  Lot 17 of 55  

25-26 APRIL 2012


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Rs 78,000

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A Nobleman on Horseback

19th Century

Jodhpur School

Size: 10.5 x 7 in (26.7 x 17.8 cm)
This lovely Jodhpur painting shows a tall, handsome, bearded nobleman riding a strong and healthy stallion. He could be proceeding to or returning from an important mission. The nobleman has an attendant footman, holding a hukka or smoking pipe in his hands.

The rider is dressed in a spotless, white full-sleeved jama, over a white churidar. He wears a headgear typical of Rajasthani nobility, in printed orange coloured fabric with a white cloth band around it. A simple but obviously valuable necklace of red rubies adorns his neck. His footwear is a 'mojra' or leather slipper with the toe turned upward, with gold thread embroidery. He is well armed and carries a spear, a shield and a sword that hangs from his waist.

The handsome brown horse is in motion. The animal is very beautifully portrayed and is well braided. The thick, white saddle-cloth is embroidered. The short and stout attendant is dark-skinned and is in white clothing, wearing a turban. The Jodhpur artist has provided a soothing green background to this painting.

This lovely work has a soft colour tone. The composition of the prancing horse and the rider's regal bearing accentuate the beauty.

Nobleman on Horseback

Published dimensions of this Lot are those of the full paper size and not the visible size of this Lot

Category: Antiquty


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