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Arts of India, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas Online / TWO FOLIOS FROM A SAT SAI SERIES DATIA, CIRCA 1770

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Lot 359
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TWO FOLIOS FROM A SAT SAI SERIES
DATIA, CIRCA 1770
15 – 25 March 2022, 10:00 EDT
Online, New York

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TWO FOLIOS FROM A SAT SAI SERIES

DATIA, CIRCA 1770
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; both with two line inscriptions in nagri in the upper margin. One with a Datia Library stamp verso.
Image: 7 x 7 5/8 in. (17.8 x 19.5 cm)
Folio: 8 7/8 x 9 1/2 in. (22.5 x 24.2 cm) the larger
Image: 7 1/8 x 7 1/2 in. (18.1 x 19 cm)
Folio: 8 x 8 7/8 in. (20.3 x 22.4 cm) the smaller

Footnotes

The Sat Sai of Bihari Lal, who was a late-17th-century poet at Amber and at the court of Shah Jahan, is in the tradition of religious texts exploring the romance of Radha and Krishna, containing couplets on love, devotion and moral lessons. For other examples from this series see, Kamrisch, Painted Delight: Indian Paintings from Philadelphia Collections, 1986, pp. 102 & 178, no. 95; and Seitz, Orchha, Datia, Panna, Vol. II, 2015, pp.220-45, nos.59.1-59.10 (therein reattributing the series to Datia, c.1800-10).

Provenance:
Krishna seated on carpet - Maggs Bros. Ltd., London, Bulletin No. 20, Vol. VI, part 2, March 1972, p.92, no.140.
Krishna seated on throne - Maggs Bros. Ltd., London, 28 May 1976 (Bulletin No. 23, no.148)
Collection of Asbjorn Lunde (1927-2017), New York

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