Illustration to the Ramayana, Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Udaipur, circa 1710
Lot 1205
Illustration to the Ramayana: Lakshman ask Rama to explain why there is discord in the region Udaipur, circa 1700-10
Sold for US$ 31,250 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Property from another collection
Illustration to the Ramayana: Lakshman ask Rama to explain why there is discord in the region
Udaipur, circa 1700-10
Numbered '51' from Book III of the Tulsi Ramayan.
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; the devenagari script in the top register provides a perfect description for the setting. The tiger is angry and attacking, the snake is angry and attacking, the elephant is angry and out of control. The Laskhman requests that Rama explain to the women why is there all this discord.
Page: 10 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. (26.6 x 41.9 cm)

Footnotes

  • These two pages (lots 1205 and 1206) are from a dispersed series that can found in the Cincinnati Art Museum, Walker and Smart, Pride of the Princes, 1985, no. 28 and another is in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (M86.345.3) formerly in the Paul Walter Collection, see Pal, The Classical Tradition in Rajput Paintings 1978, no. 27, pp. 100-101. Ten pages are in the Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena and four more are in the Ducrot collection, see Ducrot, Four Centuries of Rajput Painting, 2009.

    Other related pages from the same period are in The Walters Museum, Baltimore, see Pal, Ford Collection, 2001, no. 58, p. 130; Topsfield, Court Paintings at Udaipur, 2001, no. 65, p. 97; Brooklyn Museum of Art, see Poster, Realms of Heroism,1994, nos. 166 and 168, pp. 212 and 215; Davidson, Art of the Indian Subcontinent from Los Angeles Collections, 1967, no. 118, p. 79.

    Provenance:
    Private Collection, California
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Arms & Armor, Coins & Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, and Wine & Whisky:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first $100,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from $100,001 to $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price
12% on the excess over $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card. A processing fee will be assessed on any returned checks. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. Customer Services & Bids (New York)
    Customer Services
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +1 212 644 9001
    FaxFax: +1 212 644 9009
  2. Asian Art (US)
    General Enquiries
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +1 415 503 3358
    FaxFax: +1 415 503 3300