Maharaja Balwant Singh and a goose

27.6 x 38.8 cm

Brush drawing with colour on paper.

In this enigmatic drawing by Nainsukh, Balwant Singh stands in a walled courtyard, shown in plan form. The Raja holds a sword, grasping his patka sash end with his other hand. He gazes pensively at a small goose, the only other figure present, and the goose looks back at him. Very little colour is used, though the Raja has pink slippers.

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