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Painting - Prositapatika Nayika

Prositapatika Nayika

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Kangra (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, Prositapatika Nayika, a swooning lady attended by maids; a girl distracted with unsatisfied love, reclining in a half-recumbent position supported by pillows. Her dress is open down the front; around her are four companions, one fanning her, one holding her right hand, the third gazing on her and the fourth pouring a liquid from a cup. In the background is a small pavilion and a garden of trees.

Place of Origin

Kangra (made)


19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper


Height: 213 mm, Width: 139 mm

Object history note

Rawson, Philip S., Hayward Gallery and Arts Council of Great Britain. Tantra. Hayward Gallery, London 30 September-7 November 1971. London, Arts Council of Great Britain, [1971]. p. 36, no. 134.

Descriptive line

Painting, Prositapatika Nayika, swooning lady attended by maids, opaque watercolour on paper, Kangra, early 19th century


Paint; Opaque watercolour; Paper



Subjects depicted

Woman; Trees; Pavilion


Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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