Marriage procession of Damodarlalji
Marriage procession of Damodarlaljiby Ghasiram Hardev Sharma (1868-1930)
dated 1907

Drawing on paper
9.6 x 83 in. (24.4 x 210.8 cm.)

This is a large pencil sketch of the marriage procession of Tilkayat Govardhanlalji’s son, Damodarlal in 1907 headed by equestrian drummers and a phalanx of caparisoned elephants who are followed by soldiers on horseback and a company of female devotees. Damodarlal and his bride are carried in a palanquin at the centre of the cavalcade. Preceding the mare, a group of men are headed by the towering figure of the groom’s father, Tilkayat Govardhanlalji and the guests of honour at the wedding. Tilkayat Govardhanlalji, due to his stature, is depicted in great detail and shown standing tall, head and shoulders above the others.

Renowned artist Ghasiram Hardev Sharma painted this drawing at the time when he was chief or mukhiya of the art department of Nathdwara.