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Asian Art

Umed Singh of Bundi with his Sons

ca. 1765

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

without mounting: 12 5/8 × 9 15/16 in. (32 × 25.2 cm)
with mounting: 18 1/2 × 15 1/4 in. (47 × 38.8 cm)
The Vera M. and John D. MacDonald, B.A. 1927, Collection, Gift of Mrs. John D. MacDonald
2001.138.17
Umed Singh ruled the state of Bundi, in Rajasthan, during the eighteenth century. Paintings made during his reign show an interest in dramatic compositions, seen here in the placement of the figures— his sons and grandsons—which extend over the decorative borders and into the margins.
Geography: 
Geography Bundi, Rajasthan, India
Culture: 
Indian
Period: 
Mughal dynasty (1526–1857)
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

Stuart Cary Welch Collection; Vera M. and John D. MacDonald, Boston, Mass. to 2001; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Milo Cleveland Beach, Rajput Painting at Bundi and Kota (Ascona, Switzerland: Artibus Asiae Publishers, 1974), pl. 39.

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