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    Sale 2024

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 478

    A folio from the Gita Govinda: Radha drawing on a terrace


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    A folio from the Gita Govinda: Radha drawing on a terrace
    India, Deccan, Mewar Period, circa 1650
    Radha seated at the foot of a charpoy against a golden bolster and cradling a painter's slate in her hands, shielded by a canopy above, a wall of blue and red vessels behind and a brick wall with a door to the left, with birds in the sky above
    Opaque pigments and gold on wasli
    5 3/8 x 6 in. (13.7 x 15 cm.), image
    6 3/8 x 7¼ in. (16.2 x 18.4 cm.), folio

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    For a history of this manuscript, see E. Binney 3rd, Indian Miniature Painting from the Collection of Edwin Binney 3rd: the Mughal and Deccani Schools, 1973, cat. no. 130.


    Acquired from R.E. Lewis, San Franciso, December 1962

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of Ralph Benkaim


    A. Topsfield, "A Dispersed Gita Govinda series in the Mewar-Deccani style," fig. 4. in C. Bautze-Picron, ed., Makaranda: Essays in Honour of Dr. James C. Harle, 1990