• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 873

    A painting of female acrobats

    INDIA, RAJASTHAN, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A painting of female acrobats
    India, Rajasthan, 18th century
    Depicting five women dressed in short dhotis, performing various physical feats against a gray field surrounded with purple rocks, a palace and lush trees with birds in the distance and a gold-and-crimson evening sky above
    Opaque pigments and gold on wasli
    8¼ x 5¼ in. (21 x 13.5 cm.), image
    9 1/8 x 6 1/8 in. (23.3 x 15.5 cm.), folio


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's London, 14 December 1987, lot 19


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of a Private Midwestern Collector