Kota or Nathdwara, circa 1830 Opaque watercolor on paper image; a mother suckling her infant child leaning against a yellow and pink bolsters on a vibrant floral yellow carpet. A suspended tray with a decorated skirt hangs before them. 10 3/8 by 8 3/4 in. (26.4 x 22.2 cm.); Folio 11 1/2 x 10in. (29.2 x 25.4cm.)
The European manner 'in which the infant is depicted is a common theme found throughout Indian painting since the 16th century, see Sotheby's, New York, March 2002, lot 21. For a very closely related preparatory sketch of this theme see Ambalal, Krishna as Srinathji, 1987, p. 37
Provenance: Sotheby's New York, March 22, 1989, lot 144.
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