An illustration from a Bhagavata Purana series: Krishna and cowherds chasing cows across a meadow, a stream with lotus blossoms in the foreground Popular Mughal, Bikaner, circa 1610
gouache on paper, light orange border, framed 190 x 270 mm.
Provenance: The Property of a Nobleman. Sotheby's, Indian and Southeast Asian Art, New York, 2nd June 1992, lot 324.
This illustration to the Bhagavata Purana is in the Popular Mughal style that was current in Rajasthan in the early 17th century, and it is an interesting and important indicator of the existance at an early date of flourishing schools in Rajasthan. For comparison see H. Goetz, The Art and Architecture of Bikaner State, Oxford 1950, pl. 91.