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    Sale 12471

    Arts of India

    26 May 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 73

    AN ILLUSTRATION TO THE RAMAYANA: RAMA KILLING KHARA AND DUSHANA

    KANGRA, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1820

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    AN ILLUSTRATION TO THE RAMAYANA: RAMA KILLING KHARA AND DUSHANA
    KANGRA, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1820
    Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, Rama stands on a rocky hilltop and shoots arrows at the antelope-headed demons Khara and Dushana, Lakshman behind him, Sita hiding in a cave, their thatched hut under a large tree, deities watch the scene from white clouds above, the blue and pink borders with stylised gilt illumination, the reverse with pen and pencil inscriptions, mounted
    12¼ x 17 5/8in. (31.1 x 45cm.)


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    Another illustration from this Ramayana series, depicting Rama, Sita and Lakshman in the same rocky landscape originally in the Paul Walter F. Collection sold at Sotheby's, New York, 14 November 2002, lot 86.

    Provenance

    Collection of Theodore Allen Heinrich (1910-81), Toronto, Canada