Illustration to the Bhagavata Purana: Vishnu and Satyabhama on Garuda Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Bundi, mid 19th century
Lot 109
Illustration to the Bhagavata Purana: Vishnu and Satyabhama on Garuda Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Bundi, mid 19th century
Sold for US$ 750 inc. premium

Lot Details
Illustration to the Bhagavata Purana: Vishnu and Satyabhama on Garuda
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Bundi, mid 19th century
Against a yellow sky Vishnu sits with Satyabhama in a pink lotus platform mounted on Garuda's back, Garuda with wings outstretched holds the bows and arrows of his master as they fly into battle.
image: 4 x 3 in. (10 x 8 cm), folio: 11 ½ x 8 ¼ in. (29.2 x 21 cm)

Footnotes

  • Please note that the size of this piece's image is 6 5/8 x 8 ½ in, and the folio is 8 ½ x 10 ¼ in. The size of this piece is incorrectly recorded in the catalog.

    Please note that the size of this piece's image is 6 5/8 x 8 ½ in, and the folio is 8 ½ x 10 ¼ in. The size of this piece is incorrectly recorded in the catalog.

    Compare with an earlier example in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (Inv. 378-1889) and another in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (see Joan Cummins, Vishnu: India's Blue Skinned Savior, Brooklyn Museum of Art, 2010, nos. 28 and 29.

    Provenance:
    Private Collection, New York
    Acquired from Kapoor Galleries in the 1980s

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the size of this piece's image is 6 5/8 x 8 ½ in, and the folio is 8 ½ x 10 ¼ in. The size of this piece is incorrectly recorded in the catalog.
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