8 April 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 5,000
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
AN ILLUSTRATION TO THE SAT SAI OF BIHARI
GARHWAL, CIRCA 1810
Gouache heightened with gold on paper, a shy Radha bathes on a terrace attended by female attendants offering her towels and scented oils and looked upon by Krishna, mounted, glazed and framed
7¼ x 4 7/8in. (18.1 x 12.5cm.)
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For a miniature extremely similar in subject and style see Ivan Stchoukine, La Peinture Indienne a l'Epoque des Grand Moghols, Paris, 1929, pl. C.
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Anon Sale, Sotheby's London, 11 April 1988, lot 66 to present owner