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Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Jaipur (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:

    IS.6-1955

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

A bejewelled lady is shown naked from the waist up, combing her hair. She is viewed as if through an arched window, a favourite visual conceit in later Rajasthani and Punjab Hills painting. The flat painting style and large scale of the figure are typical of the rather stiff paintings that were produced in Jaipur in Rajasthan during the 18th century.

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, a bejewelled lady combing her hair.

Place of Origin

Jaipur (made)

Date

ca. 1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Dimensions

Height: 38 cm, Width: 27.5 cm

Object history note

IS. 5 and 6-1955 were purchased from Mrs. H. E. Buttersby for £18.

Descriptive line

Painting, woman combing her hair, opaque watercolour on paper, Jaipur, ca. 1800

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Topsfield, Andrew (1984). 'An Introduction to Indian Court Painting', London. Cover and pl. 29.
Britschgi, Jorrit, ed (2011). 'Masters of Indian Painting, vol. II', Zurich. pg. 634.

Jackson, Anna and Ji Wei (eds.) with Rosemary Crill, Ainsley M. Cameron and Nicholas Barnard, compiled by the Palace Museum, translated by Yuan Hong, Qi Yue and Liu Ran. The Splendour of India' Royal Courts : Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Beijing: the Forbidden City Publishing House, 2013. Text in English and Chinese. ISBN 9787513403917.
pps. 114-115
Jackson, Anna and Ji Wei (eds.) with Rosemary Crill, Ainsley M. Cameron and Nicholas Barnard, compiled by the Palace Museum, translated by Yuan Hong, Qi Yue and Liu Ran. The Splendour of India' Royal Courts : Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Beijing: the Forbidden City Publishing House, 2013. Text in English and Chinese. ISBN 9787513403917.
p. 36, cat. no. 29.
Topsfield, Andrew, An introduction to Indian Court Painting, H.M.S.O., London, 1984, 0112903835
p. 341, pl. 762
Traditional jewelry of India / Oppi Untracht. London: Thames and Hudson Limited London, 1997 Number: 0500017808

Materials

Opaque watercolour; Paper; Paint

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Jewels; Comb; Woman

Categories

Paintings; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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