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Lake Huron Hall -> 2nd Floor (LHH)
Location Notes:
LHH; 2nd Floor; Left of Room 259

Maharana Jawan Singh at a Holy Recitation in the Garden Mansion (1835)

Artwork
Identifier:
2011.75.25
Artist:
Artist Unknown
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Giclée (Original is in the GVSU Permanent Collection)
Date:
1835
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 21.75 in Width: 15.75 in
Description:
The top of the image has a large mosque building with a colorful floral background. The bottom has a silver square bordered by trees. It is surrounded by a huge mass of small people. A red-orange border frames the entire image.
Historical Context:
The tradition of Indian Miniature painting can be traced back to 9th and 10th century India, with images painted as illustrations for palm leaf manuscripts. With the introduction of paper in the 12th century, larger format images and manuscripts became more popular. These paintings are heavily influenced by Indian literature and story-telling. They are often used as illustrations to text or as individual paintings and are small in scale, but highly detailed. This scene depicts Jawan Singh, the Maharana of Princely state of Udaipur, India who reigned from 1828 to 1838.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
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