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    Sale 2112

    The Scholar's Vision: The Pal Family Collection

    20 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 246

    A colored drawing of a Vaishnavite Devotee


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    A colored drawing of a Vaishnavite Devotee
    Attributed to Sahib Ram
    India, Jaipur, 18th century
    The face of the devotee sensitively drawn with large lotus-shaped eyes, the hair bound into a topknot and secured with golden jewelry, highlighted with limited color
    Pencil, ink and transparent pigments on paper
    15½ x 11¼ in. (39.4 x 28.6 cm.)

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    This fluidly and boldly executed drawing displays all the traits of the hand of Sahib Ram; compare with closely related works at the Metropolitan Museum and in the Paul F. Walter Collection, see P. Pal and C. Glynn, The Sensuous Line, 1976, p. 22, cat. no. 14.