• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7751

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    6 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 265

    DIPAK RAGA

    SIROHI, CIRCA 1690

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    DIPAK RAGA
    SIROHI, CIRCA 1690
    Gouache heightened with gold on paper, an embracing couple sit in a marble pavilion at night, whilst a musician plays a sitar just outside, a tall cypress to the right, minor scuffing
    Miniature 7 1/8 x 5 5/8in. (18 x 14.4cm.)


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    The colourful Sirohi school of Ragamala painting blossomed in the late 17th century with around ten series of miniatures now known. Another miniature from the same series was sold at Bonham's, 10 April 2008, lot 90. For others see K. Ebeling, Ragamala Painting, Basel, 1973, pp. 92-94 and no. 196, p. 243.

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