Erotic study Opaque watercolor and gold on paper Kangra circa 1850
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Erotic study Kangra, Sikh period, circa 1850
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Erotic study
Kangra, Sikh period, circa 1850
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; under a cusped niche the couple making love on an open terrace with various refreshments and drinks scattered on the pale yellow carpet. Image: 7 x 5 in. (17.8 x 12.7 cm.); Folio: 10 1/4 x 8 in. (26 x 20.3 cm.)

Footnotes

  • For related compositions formerly in the Carter Burden Collection, see Sotheby's, New York, March 27, 1991, lot 110.

    Provenance:
    Collection of Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy (1887-1947)
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