Illustration from a Bhagavata Purana Series, Malwa (Krishna and cowherds)
Lot 1164
An ilustrattion to the Bhagavata Purana: Krishna and cowherds Malwa, circa 1640
US$ 3,000 - 5,000
£1,900 - 3,200

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An ilustrattion to the Bhagavata Purana: Krishna and cowherds
Malwa, circa 1640
Opaque watercolor on paper; showing Rama, Lakshmana engaged with various activities within a village setting divided by panels of blue and red, and architectural elements.
Image: 8 1/8 x 13 1/2 in. (20.6 x 34.3cm)
Folio: 9 x 14 in. (22.8 x 35.5 cm)

Footnotes

  • This page is from a large series describing the scenes from the life of Krishna (Bhagavata Purana). The arrangement of the pages allows for the focus to remain on the final act of each story while the surrounding or smaller panels describe related events. As suggested by Dehejia, American Collectors of Asian Art, 1986, p. 211, 'The total disregard for time and space, and the bold, even capricious portrayal of a variety of incidents makes this Malwa Bhagavata Purana a remarkable manuscript'

    For other pages from this series see Dye, 2001, no. 133, p. 320 Poster, 1994, nos. 159 & 160, p. 206 and Archer and Binney, 1968, no 42, page 58, Sotheby's, New York, November 14, 2002, lots 5,6, 7.
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