Devotees before Krishna (?) Popular or sub-Imperial Mughal, 17th Century
Lot 165*
An illustration to the Bhagavata Purana: Krishna dividing the River Jumna, worshipped by Balarama with a devotee, a prince playing cymbals alongside, two yogis to the right Popular Mughal, Rajasthan, circa 1610
Sold for £4,375 (US$ 7,349) inc. premium
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An illustration to the Bhagavata Purana: Krishna dividing the River Jumna, worshipped by Balarama with a devotee, a prince playing cymbals alongside, two yogis to the right
Popular Mughal, Rajasthan, circa 1610
gouache and gold on paper, buff border, three lines of nagari script verso, unframed
169 x 254 mm.

Footnotes

  • This sub-Imperial Mughal style, often called Popular Mughal, spread from the Mughal ateliers at Agra and Delhi to the Rajasthani courts towards the end of the 16th Century. The style incorporates the best of Mughal influence with Hindu subjects and vibrant Rajasthani palettes.

    For comparison see:
    E. Binney, The Mughal and Deccani Schools: Indian Miniature Painting from the Collection of Edwin Binney, 3rd, Portland 1973, no. 36.
    A. Topsfield, Court Painting at Udaipur, 2001, figs. 22 & 23.
    D. Mason, Intimate Worlds: Indian Painting from the Alvin O.Bellak Collection, Philadelphia 2001, no. 18.
    A. Topsfield (ed.), In the Realm of Gods and Kings, Arts of India, London 2004, nos. 56-58.
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