An illustration to the 'Impey' Ramayana; opaque watercolor and gold on paper Murshidabad c. 1770
Lot 1173¤
An illustration to the 'Impey' Ramayana: Kevat washes Rama's feet before they cross the Ganges Murshidabad, circa 1770
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An illustration to the 'Impey' Ramayana: Kevat washes Rama's feet before they cross the Ganges
Murshidabad, circa 1770
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; in the upper section Rama and Sita kneel before an ascetic with Lakshmana standing behind them. Below are a group of black-skinned boatmen with their families paying respects while Kevat washes Rama's feet. The red boat with a figurehead of a tiger is moored in the river Ganges.
Seal of Sir Elijah Impey verso
Image: 11 1/2 x 7 in. (29.2 x 17.8 cm.); Folio: 13 3/4 x 8 in. (31 x 21 cm.)

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  • For another page from this dispersed series see the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, (M.72.88.3).

    Provenance:
    Collection of Sir Thomas Phillips Bt. (1792-1872.)
    Sotheby's, London, November 26, 1968, (part of lot 415)
    Maggs Bros., London, August 1969, no. 168
    Private Connecticut Collection
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