Royal Women Shooting Lions - ROM2009_10848_18


Royal Women Shooting Lions

Maker: unknown artist
Medium:opaque watercolour on paper
Geography: Kotah, Rajasthan, India, South Asia
Date: c. 1860
Period: 19th Century
31 x 25.5 cm
Object number: 2009.10.18
Credit Line: Charles Green Collection; this acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust Fund. Certified by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. Attestė par la Commission canadienne d’examen des exportations de biens culturels en vertu de la Loi sur l’exportation et l’importation de biens culturels.
Not on view
DescriptionThree royal women in a white hunting pavillion sit in darkened windows and point their guns at two white lions drinking from a pond with lotus flowers in front of them. Behind the pavillion are hills and trees with stags / nilgai and a domed tower in the distance. Monkeys play on the flat roof of the pavilion. This painting is very similar in composition, except flipped, to one in the Cleveland Museum of Art decpiting Maharaja Chattarsol of Kotah Shooting Lions and dated to c. 1860 (2011.150). On the verso, the painting is lined with scrap paper showing sketches and notations.
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