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    Sale 5830

    Indian & Islamic Works of Art & Textiles

    3 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 332

    AN ILLUSTRATION FROM THE RAMAYANA, PAITHAN, MID-19TH CENTURY

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    AN ILLUSTRATION FROM THE RAMAYANA, PAITHAN, MID-19TH CENTURY
    Gouache on paper, depicting a scene at court with two men approaching a woman, a crowd of spectators behind - 16 x 11 1/2in (40.5 x 29.2cm)


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    The Paithan school of painting flourished in Maharashtra in the late 18th and 19th centuries. The paintings are large and painted in bright colours and were meant to be used in storytelling.

    For another example see Christie's New York, The Scholar's Vision: The Pal Family Collection, March 20 2008, Lots 296, 297

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