Maharana Fateh Singh (1849, r.1884-1930) of Mewar
Attributed to Pannalal
dated 1904 CE
Gouache on paper
13.8 x 9.7 in. (35.1 x 24.6 cm.)
Front: “Maharana Shri 108 Shri Fatehsinhji eei 1960 kati sud 10”
Charring of pigments and deterioration of the condition has not lessened the charm which artist successfully created in depicting the austere personality of Maharana Fateh Singh of Mewar.
Riding a galloping horse, this portrait is possibly taken out of a series of the rulers of Mewar. Pigments used for the portrait are a mixture of natural (namely mineral, metallic and organic) and ready to use synthetic paints. The white horse and same coloured outfit of the Maharana are contrasted with yellow-golden decoration and a bright green background.