Tilkayat Girdharji (1843-1903) with his son Govardhanlalji (1862-1934) on tour
by Unknown Artist
Opaque watercolour and gold on paper
10.5 x 13.5 in. (26.7 x 34.3 cm.)
Tilkayats would often undertake tours of the city and adjoining areas on festive occasions or on specific events, where there would be a welcome ceremony. This is a painting depicting one such tour of an adjoining area undertaken by the reigning Tilkayat of that time, Girdharji alongwith his son Govardhanlalji who later became Tilkayat himself. Girdharji is shown here riding a blue horse, ahead of a young Govardhanlalji riding a brown horse. Walking besides them are their attendants. Both Girdharji and Govardhanlalji have halos over their heads signifying their divinity.