Illustration to a unknown series: A ruler receives bad news
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper, Pahari, Mid 19th century
The messenger presents himself for a public audience in the right chamber and then delivers the bad news in the left private chamber leaving the ruler stricken with grief and covering his eyes.
image: 3 ¾ x 7 ¾ in. (9.6 x 19.7 cm), folio: 9 ½ x 12 ½ in. (24.1 x 31.8 cm)