Thakur Padam Singh of Ghanerao in durbar
The artistic patronage in the 18th century spilt over to the local chiefdoms (thikana) administered under the Rajput allies of the Mughal rulers. This painting from thikana Ghanerao follows the contemporary Marwar tradition of court scenes set against a bold flat mono-colour background. Thakur Padam Singh is seen here conducting court proceedings, attended by his noblemen and attentively recorded by his scribes. The painting bears an inscription at the back ascribing it to an artist named Chajju.
Indian Miniature Paintings
Vikram Samvant 1782 / 1725 CE
Thikana Ghanerao, Marwar region