An illustration to a Bihari Sat Sai series: a lover leaves his mistress after a quarrel Mewar, circa 1719

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Lot 92*
An illustration to a Bihari Sat Sai series: a lover leaves his mistress after a quarrel
Mewar, circa 1719

Sold for £ 2,422 (US$ 3,180) inc. premium
An illustration to a Bihari Sat Sai series: a lover leaves his mistress after a quarrel
Mewar, circa 1719
gouache and gold on paper, yellow panel at top with two lines of text in nagari script and the number 497
254 x 221 mm.

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  • Provenance
    Private German Collection.

    In this painting a nobleman leaves his lover unsatisfied and distressed. The turmoil and upset of their quarrel is echoed by the divergent flight path of the blue birds above. Bihari Lal's Sat Sai follows in the tradition of religious texts exploring the romance of Krishna and Radha. It contains couplets on neeit (moral lessons), shringara (love), and bhakti(devotion). Bihari Lal was a poet at the court of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. He later moved to the court of Raja Jai Singh of Amber.
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An illustration to a Bihari Sat Sai series: a lover leaves his mistress after a quarrel Mewar, circa 1719
An illustration to a Bihari Sat Sai series: a lover leaves his mistress after a quarrel Mewar, circa 1719
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