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    Sale 12471

    Arts of India

    26 May 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 29

    AN ILLUSTRATION TO A RAGAMALA SERIES: VIBHASA RAGINI

    MEWAR, NORTH INDIA, LATE 17TH CENTURY

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    AN ILLUSTRATION TO A RAGAMALA SERIES: VIBHASA RAGINI
    MEWAR, NORTH INDIA, LATE 17TH CENTURY
    Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the loving couple sits on a raised bed, he holds a bow covered with flowers and shoots a lotus as an arrow, a peacock standing on the pavilion's roof, the sun shining in the background, three lines of black devanagari text within a yellow cartouche at top, within black and silver rules with silver-speckled borders
    10¼ x 8in. (26.7 x 20.3cm.)


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    This is folio 31 from this important ragamala series. Although several paintings of this ragamala appear to have been shown as early as 1957 in the United Kingdom and 1958 in the United States of America, no picture from this series is reproduced in Andrew Topsfield, Court Painting at Udaipur, Zurich, 2002. Two were published earlier by Topsfield however, in Paintings from the Rajput Courts, Indar Pasricha Gallery, London, 1986, nos. 10-11.

    Provenance

    Acquired before 1991.