Maharaja Anup Singh of Bikaner

Maharaja Anup Singh (1638, r.1669-1698) of Bikaner

by Gajadhar of Bikaner
dated 1834 CE

Gouache on paper
11.4 x 6.5 in. (29 x 16.5 cm.)

Back:“Sabih Maharaj Shri Anop Sangh ji ri bai, Shri ji Sahab ra najar holi ri ki
likam Gajadhar bram dusro ? ki bi samat 1890 miti chatra vad 1”
(on a wet stamp): “This painting belongs to the personal collection of H H
Maharaja Bikaner”

Maharaja Anup Singh was a learned man with a high regard for literature, manuscripts and languages and is known to have collected a large number of rare manuscripts in Sanskrit and other languages while he was posted in Deccan. He also established a library known as Anup Sanskrit library.