An illustration from a ragamala series: Vilavali ragini: a lady seated within a palace pavilion, adorning herself with jewellery Provincial Mughal, circa 1610

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Lot 84
An illustration from a ragamala series: Vilavali ragini: a lady seated within a palace pavilion, adorning herself with jewellery
Provincial Mughal, circa 1610

Sold for £ 2,550 (US$ 3,290) inc. premium
An illustration from a ragamala series: Vilavali ragini: a lady seated within a palace pavilion, adorning herself with jewellery
Provincial Mughal, circa 1610
gouache and gold on paper laid down on card, black-ruled orange border
218 x 167 mm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    The Shiv Kumar Chirimar Collection, Amsterdam.

    Exhibited and Published
    Joachim Bautze, Indian Miniature Paintings, c. 1590–c. 1850, Galerie Saundarya Lahari, Amsterdam 1987, pp. 19-20, cat. no. 2.

    The page is uninscribed but a 16th Century Rajput version of the same subject is inscribed with the following verse that helps us with the identification of the present lot: raga veluala, doha, pritama kaum mana maim bhajai bhusana sajat sujana biathi graha samketa maim belavli basana ('She adorns her beloved in her mind and cleverly arranges her ornaments, while seated at home in assignation - the recitation of the Velavali [ragini]').

    For a related Ragamala painting, popular Mughal, circa 1610, see R. Ahluwalia, Rajput Painting: Romantic, Divine and Courtly Art from India 2008, p. 18, no. 6; see also Christie's, Arts of India, 12th June 2018, lot 110.
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An illustration from a ragamala series: Vilavali ragini: a lady seated within a palace pavilion, adorning herself with jewellery Provincial Mughal, circa 1610
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