Illustration to a unknown series: A ruler receives bad news, Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper, Rajasthan, Mid 18th century
Lot 103
Illustration to a unknown series: A ruler receives bad news Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper, Pahari, Mid 19th century
US$ 800 - 1,200
£480 - 720
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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)

Footnotes

  • Four other pages from this series are in the Vicky Ducrot Collection and another in the Museum Rietberg. For full discussion see Vicky Ducrot, Four Centuries of Rajput Paintings, Milan, 2009, p 32-35, pp. 240.

    Provenance:
    Private Collection
    Acquired from Doris Weiner in 1980s
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