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    Sale 2112

    The Scholar's Vision: The Pal Family Collection

    20 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 258

    A peacock hunter with his lady on a rainy evening

    India, Hindur, mid-19th Century

    Price Realised  

    A peacock hunter with his lady on a rainy evening
    India, Hindur, mid-19th Century
    The hunter wearing clothes made from peacock feathers, a dead bird around his neck and aiming his bow at another, his lady dressed in pink and gold carrying another bird, the gray skies with rain-filled clouds and golden ribbons of thunder, all in a floral blue border
    Opaque pigments on wasli
    10½ x 7 5/8 in. (26.7 x 19.4 cm.)


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    Given the mood set by the weather and the presence of the wife with the hunter, this is most likely an illustration from a Ragamala series.