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    Sale 12471

    Arts of India

    26 May 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 19

    AN ILLUSTRATION FROM THE RAMAYANA OF SANGRAM SINGH II: GARUDA VISITS RAMA

    UDAIPUR, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1710-20

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    AN ILLUSTRATION FROM THE RAMAYANA OF SANGRAM SINGH II: GARUDA VISITS RAMA
    UDAIPUR, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1710-20
    Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, in an hermitage surrounded by rocky outcrops Rama and Sita address three warriors after their respite and before bathing in the river, Garuda, a white stallion and an ass overlook the scenes, a yellow cartouche with two lines of black devanagari script on yellow ground above, numbered 166
    10¼ x 16½in. (26 x 42cm.)


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    A very similar depiction of the forest home of Rama and Sita also from the Ramayana of Maharana Sangram Singh II of Mewar (r.1710-34), is in the collection of Isabella and Vicky Ducrot, (Vicky Ducrot, Four Centuries of Rajput Painting: Mewar, Marwar and Dhundhar, Milan, 2009, ME. 25, p.47).