THE EMPEROR MUHAMMAD SHAH HUNTING, C.1730, INDIA. NATURAL PIGMENTS, GOLD, 26.8 X 39.8 CM. COLLECTION OF THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA, PURCHASED 1992 – TAASA Review September 2012

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and antelope hunting.

Monumental paintings on cloth began to be commissioned by Mewar rulers during the reign of Maharana Sangram Singh II (r.

1710­34) approximately 100 years before this painting was made. A considerably smaller image from about 1720 records Sangram Singh II himself hunting boar in the dust pink desert of the Udaipur summer...