MAHARANA JAGAT SINGH II AND HIS SARDARS WATCHING A NAUTCH, C. 1748, UDAIPUR, RAJASTHAN, INDIA, OPAQUE WATER COLOUR AND GOLD ON PAPER. FELTON BEQUEST, 1980. COLLECTION OF THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA – TAASA Review June 2013
paintings, and are grouped in various vignettes that enliven the scene and contextualise the participants.
Similar modelling and shading, palette, costumes and physiognomy is seen in each example. A final comparison serves to highlight some of the adjustments made by Indian artists when painting in the Company style.
The NGV collection includes a painting from the Mewar kingdom in Rajasthan, which shows a nautch dance performance in the Udaipur palace before Maharana Jagat Singh II and his sardars (princes, leaders, nobles)...