Woman at her toilette Opaque watercolor on paper, Kangra, 18th century
Lot 95
Princess at her morning bath Opaque watercolor on paper, Kangra, circa 1800
US$ 10,000 - 15,000
£6,400 - 9,700

Lot Details
Princess at her morning bath
Opaque watercolor on paper, Kangra, circa 1800
The maiden twists her hair after her bath wearing in a pink sari seated on a low platform. Her attendants stand to the sides and frame the lakeside platform with large lotus blossoms in the background. The distant hills show hunting and village scenes with red streaked clouds above.
image: 7 x 4 ¼ in. (17.5 x 10.5 cm), folio: 10 ¼ x 7 in. (25.5 x 17.6 cm)

Footnotes

  • Compare with a worked signed by the artist Har Jaimal in W.G. Archer, Visions of Courtly India, Washington, 1976, no. 74. Both works feature the over-sized lotuses and treatment of the distant landscapes.

    Provenance:
    Dr. Alec Simpson Collection, New Jersey
    Christie's, London, July 6, 1978, lot 64
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