Period:Kota school, XVIIth century
Media:Gouache on paper
Kota paintings look very natural in their appearance and are calligraphic in their execution. The reign of Jagat Singh (1658-1684) saw vivacious colors and bold lines being used in portraitures. With the arrival of Arjun Singh (1720-1723), the painting started depicting males with a long hooked nose.
This painting represent a Shankaracharya (head of monastery, and Hindu saint).
Condition as illustrated, unframed (can be framed on demand).