Illustration to a ragamala series: Sri raga, Opaque watercolor on paper, Malwa, Central India, Circa 1680
Lot 61
Illustration to a ragamala series: Raga Malkounsa Opaque watercolor on paper, Datia, Central India, Circa 1725
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Illustration to a ragamala series: Raga Malkounsa
Opaque watercolor on paper, Datia, Central India, Circa 1725
Beneath a multiple turrets and colored roofs the prince is seated in the center pavilion against a red panel eating pan served by his mistress, the two green side chambers are inhabited by four female musicians and attendants with refreshments. The register below has two marble water slides divided by a lotus pond. The upper yellow register provides a detailed description of the raga and is numbered '25'.
image: 8 ¼ x 9 in. (21 x 23 cm), folio: 13 x 10 ¼ in. (33 x 26 cm)

Footnotes

  • Compare with another page from this series formerly in the Paul F. Walter Collection (see Pratapaditya Pal, The Classic Tradition of Rajput Paintings, New York, 1978, no. 34. and Pratapaditya Pal, Pleasure Gardens of the Mind, Indian Paintings from the Jane Green Collection, 1993, pp. 116-19. Also see Christie's, London, April 24, 1980 and another in the Dr. Kaywin Lehman Smith Collection, sold Sotheby's, New York October 6, 1990, lot 186.

    Provenance:
    Private Collection
    Acquired from Doris Wiener in 1980s
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