Illustration to the 'third' Rasamanjari of Bhanu Dutta: The intoxicated courtesan
Attributed to Devidasa
Opaque watercolor, gold, silver and beetle wing cases on paper, Basohli, Circa 1695
The mature maiden seated in a relaxed open pose on a silver platform against a red bolster, held by the arms by an attendants who offer her more wine. One seated maiden offers wine to another who raises her hand in refusal. The group are set against a green wall decorated with vases -filled niches and surrounded by white faceted turrets, yellow awning and flowering shrubs.
8 ¼ x 11 ½ in. (21 x 29.2 cm)