The Village of Jeewah Moocuddum near Rania
This painting, entitled The village of Jeewah Moocuddum near Rania: William Fraser’s circle of village folk, his white stallion, and progeny, is one of many paintings comprising the Fraser Album. The Fraser Album, named after its commissioner William Fraser (1784-1835), is a collection of paintings depicting various elements of life in Mughal India in the early nineteenth century. Fraser was a civil servant in British India and at one point served as Resident at the Mughal Court. This particular painting was done by a master artist working for William Fraser. The image depicts village life in the Hisar region of India.
Opaque watercolor on paper
From the Fraser Album Rania, Haryana ca. 1810–20. Private collection.
Asia Society. "Emperors and White Mughals." Accessed July 06, 2021. http://sites.asiasociety.org/princesandpainters/emperors-and-white-mughals/