This miniature painting depicts Maharana Pratap Singh’s horse Dilsringar painted using opaque pigment on paper in the 18th century.
Maharaja Pratap Singh (1764-1803) of Jaipur was the younger son of Maharaja Madho Singh. He ascended to the throne at 14 and reigned for over 25 years. Poems, art, and architecture were among Maharaja’s passions. The Hawa Mahal in Jaipur is his most enduring legacy.
Following the decline of Mughal court paintings, the Rajput and Pahari schools of painting increased in popularity. During Maharaja Pratap Singh’s long reign, the Jaipur style became one of the most well-known and flourished.
TitlePortrait of Horse Dilsringar, the ride of Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh
MediumOpaque pigment on paper
DimensionsH: 40.1 cm x W: 31.4 cm
Genre: Indigenous & Tribal Art