"A double-sided Vishnu series Opaque watercolor on cloth Andhra Pradesh Late 18th century"
Lot 1176
A double-sided Vishnu series Andhra Pradesh, late 18th century
Sold for US$ 15,000 inc. premium
Auction Details
"A double-sided Vishnu series Opaque watercolor on cloth Andhra Pradesh Late 18th century"
Lot Details
Property from the Paul F. Walter Collection
A double-sided Vishnu series
Andhra Pradesh, late 18th century
Opaque watercolor on cloth; One side painted with heroes from the Ramayana with Hanuman and member of the monkey army. Each is powerfully modeled with wide eyes, lavish gold adornments as they stand beneath three large lotus-like blossoms and delicate leafy vines suspended from an archway. The other side depicts a nobleman in a candy-striped jama with hands raised in devotion.
Folio: 8 1/2 x 4 7/8 in. (21.8 x 12.3 cm.)

Footnotes

  • A number of pages from this series are know and the exact function remains puzzling. The Dakhni script in the upper corner may subjects the name of the patron or owner as discussed by Dehejia, Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1998, p196-197. Three pages are in the Freer-Sackler and two are in the Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art, see Welch, India: Art and Culture, 1985, nos.23a&b, pp. 58-59 and one other in the Cleveland Museum of Art, see Leach, Indian Miniature Paintings and Drawings, 1986, no. 97, p. 242. Also see Simon Ray, October 2008, no. 58.

    Provenance:
    Acquired from Terry McInerny, 1996

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