An erotic study Late 18th century
Lot 1655
An illustration from an erotic series Malwa, circa 1675-1700
US$ 1,000 - 1,500
£630 - 950

Lot Details
An illustration from an erotic series
Malwa, circa 1675-1700
Opaque watercolor on paper; the couple embrace on a red bed within a blue walled chamber. A small tasseled cushion and textiles draped across the foot of the bed flank the couple, while a gold pan box and gold water bottle are set on the floor. The red niche door and three turrets on the upper pavilion divide the scene from the black night sky above and a floral register at the bottom.
Folio: 8 3/4 x 6 1/4 in. (22.2 x 15.8 cm.)

Footnotes

  • Other illustration from this series are in Brooklyn Museum, see Poster, Realms of Heroism, 1994, nos.144A&B, p. 1890-191, The Ford Collection at the Walters Art Gallery, see Pal, Desire and Devotion, 2001, no. 92, p. 174 and Simon Ray, April 2007, no. 40.

    Provenance:
    Doris Wiener, New York
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