Unknown, Rajasthan School1825/1875

Academy of Fine Arts and Literature

Academy of Fine Arts and Literature
New Delhi, India

An unusual representation of Surya riding on a chariot with seven horses, where body of one horse and seven faces are shown in perspective. What is interesting is the coloring of the horse, half white and half red, striding with great leaps. Holding the reigns of horses is Aruna. Surya is represented with four arms with on earthy face. Distance is created in the pointing with a lake with lotuses in the foreground, the royal chariot in the middle and an unusual, stylized formation of hill, sky in the background. The painting is done in a local idiom.


  • Title: Surya
  • Creator: Unknown, Rajasthan School
  • Date: 1825/1875
  • Physical Dimensions: Natural pigment on paper, 20.5 X 14.6 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Rajasthan School
  • Type: Miniature Painting

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