Description This is an example of a historical painting that recorded the ceremonies and spectacles of the Rajput court. This genre was popular in 19th-century Rajasthan, particularly with Ram Singh II (r. 1827–66), who was the patron of this painting. The wedding procession is depicted here in great detail. The bride's litter, covered with a red cloth, is seen in the center of the painting. In the upper right corner, cannons are being fired in celebration, while fireworks are going off in the upper left.
- Desire and Devotion: Art from India, Nepal, and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara; Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham; Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong. 2001-2003.
Provenance John and Berthe Ford, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 2001, by gift.
Credit Gift of John and Berthe Ford, 2001
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