Mukund Dev of Jasrota riding. By Nainsukh, c. 1740-1745.
This painting by the renowned Pahari painter Nainsukh shows the local ruler Mian Mukund Dev of Jasrota riding with musicians. Mukund Dev (about 1720-1770) is wearing a yellow robe in honour of the Spring festival of Vasant. One of the musicians riding before the prince is singing, while his companion plays a drum. The lady with them is identified in the inscription in the upper border as ‘the singer Amal’.