• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 210

    A Painting of Vishnu and Lakshmi on Garuda

    INDIA, BUNDI OR KOTAH, CIRCA 1770

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A Painting of Vishnu and Lakshmi on Garuda
    India, Bundi or Kotah, circa 1770
    The celestial couple seated on the back of Garuda, all carrying their distintive implements in their hands, flowers and garlands showering them from the heavens above, all against a black night with trees and a river below
    Opaque pigments and gold on paper
    8 5/8 x 5¾ in. (21.8 x 14.6 cm.), image, framed


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    Garuda bearing Vishnu and Lakshmi became a popular subject in Bundi and Kotah painting, often depicted in wall paintings of the palace in the seventeenth century. By the eighteenth century, Garuda became the state emblem of Kotah and is often found depicted alone.

    Provenance

    Doris Wiener Gallery, acquired 29 January 1977


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR


    Literature

    A. Topsfield, et al. In the Realm of Gods and Kings: Arts of India, p. 114-115, cat. no. 42