• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 196

    A painting of the Devi in adoration and A painting of Shiva and Parvati with their family

    INDIA, GARWHAL, CIRCA 1840

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A painting of the Devi in adoration and A painting of Shiva and Parvati with their family
    India, Garwhal, circa 1840
    The first depicting the four-armed goddess as a golden statue within a gilt temple surrounded by five women with hands folded in devotion, all on a silver and gold platform within a verdant and flowering landscape; the second with the ash-covered Shiva seated next to Parvati with Kartikeya on her knee, all on a tiger-skin rug within a cave, their animal vehicles nearby and a multi-armed king in orange playing music and hands folded in devotion
    Opaque pigments and gold on wasli
    9¼ x 12¾ in. (23.4 x 32.3 cm.) each, framed (2)


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's London, 15 July 1970, lots 211 and 217


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of a Private Connecticut Collector