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  • Place of origin:

    Garhwal (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ram, Mola, born 1743 - died 1833 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in gouache and gold on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with Art Fund support

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in gouache and gold on paper, two stylized poppy designs, one salmon pink and the other on a gold background.

Place of Origin

Garhwal (made)


ca. 1760 (made)


Ram, Mola, born 1743 - died 1833 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Painted in gouache and gold on paper


Height: 118 mm maximum, Width: 132 mm maximum

Object history note

These were painted by Garhwal artist Mola Ram, according to his great-grandson Balak Ram, from whom they were acquired by J.C. French in 1930.

Descriptive line

Painting, two floral designs, by Mola Ram of Srinagar, gouache and gold on paper, Garhwal, ca. 1760

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

p. 68, cat. no. 176
The Indian heritage : court life & arts under Mughal rule : Victoria & Albert Museum 21 April-22 August 1982. [London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1982] Number: 0905209206 (pbk.)


Gouache; Paper; Paint; Gold



Subjects depicted

Poppies; Flowers


Paintings; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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