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
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...