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: Maharana Ari Singh Attending Celebrations in His Palace at Night

Maharana Ari Singh Attending Celebrations in His Palace at Night

Album folio with painting
Artist: Bhima Ram, Kesu Ram
Historical period(s)
Reign of Maharana Ari Singh, 1764
Mewar Court
Rajput School
Opaque watercolor with gold and silver on paper
H x W (overall): 67 x 51 cm (26 3/8 x 20 1/16 in)
India, Mewar, Rajasthan, Udaipur
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

From 1960s
British Rail Pension Fund, England, from the 1960s [1]

To 2000
Spink & Son Ltd., London, to 2000

From 2000
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Spink & Son Ltd. in 2000


[1] The object was brought from India to England in the 1960s, when it entered the collection of the British Rail Pension Fund (according to Curatorial Note 3, Debra Diamond, September 28, 2000, in the object record).

Former owner
Spink & Son Ltd.
On View Location
Currently not on view
Album, Painting
celebration, dance, drum, festival, fiddle, fireworks, hookah, India, maharana, marriage, moon, music, night, palace, smoking
Collection(s) Area
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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