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Arts of India, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas Online / AN ILLUSTRATION FROM A BARAHMASA SERIES THE MONTH OF BHADON (AUGUST-SEPTEMBER) BUNDI, 1770-80

PROPERTY FROM THE ASBJORN LUNDE FOUNDATION
Lot 362
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AN ILLUSTRATION FROM A BARAHMASA SERIES: THE MONTH OF BHADON (AUGUST-SEPTEMBER)
BUNDI, 1770-80
15 – 25 March 2022, 10:00 EDT
Online, New York

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AN ILLUSTRATION FROM A BARAHMASA SERIES: THE MONTH OF BHADON (AUGUST-SEPTEMBER)

BUNDI, 1770-80
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; five lines of nagari script verso.
Image: 8 1/8 x 5 1/4 in. (20.5 x 13.5 cm);
Folio: 11 1/4 x 7 7/8 in. (28.6 x 20 cm)

Footnotes

Keeping dry in her golden chair underneath the pavilion's awning, a lady polishes off a bottle of wine while enjoying the watching the late-summer monsoon's drama. Rain streaks down the drenched palace wall, watering the blossoms flourishing below. Pairs of peacocks, herons, and yellow ducks hunker down for the storm, while one egret braves the lightning sky: no doubt a stand in for the lover our heroine contentedly awaits.

Provenance:
Maggs Bros. Ltd., London, "Bulletin No. 22", Vol. VII, part 1, March 1974, p. 33, no. 41.
Collection of Asbjorn Lunde (1927-2017), New York

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