A Raja Smoking a Hookah

19th century
This portrait of a Raja of Bundi, a state in northern Punjab, originally included further figures at right, subsequently cut out. The sensitive depiction of the Raja's face is in direct contrast to the conventional treatment of the attendant.
Title
A Raja Smoking a Hookah
Date
19th century
Medium
Painting
Materials
opaque watercolour on board
Dimensions
34.1 x 30.4 cm
Nationality
Indian
Credit line
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1979
Accession number
23634r