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    Sale 1974

    Indian & Southeast Asian Art

    21 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 703

    A Woman Holding a European Vase Filled with Flowers

    INDIA, KISHANGARH, CIRCA 1735

    Price Realised  

    A Woman Holding a European Vase Filled with Flowers
    India, Kishangarh, circa 1735
    Depicted in profile, her lotus-shaped eyes delicately tinged with red, a few curling strands escaping from her neatly braided hair covered by a transparent red odhini with silver motifs, wearing pearl, ruby and emerald jewelry, her hennaed hands carrying a blue-and-white vase filled with flowers
    Ink, opaque and transparent watercolor, and gold, on paper
    12½ x 9¼ in. (31.8 x 23.5 cm.), excluding borders


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    Compare with an example of a woman playing a tanpura with similar depiction of the facial features, jewelry and treatment of the gauzy odhini; see A. Topsfield and M.C. Beach, Indian Paintings and Drawings from the Collection of Howard Hodgkin, 1991, p. 96, cat. no. 38.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE LOS ANGELES COLLECTION