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Todi Ragini

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Lucknow (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

  • Museum number:

    IM.94-1922

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Todi Ragini, depicting a woman leaning against a tree, attended by a woman holding her huqqa. To the right are three female musicians; in the foreground are two pairs of deer, water and bushes, and in the background are thickly-leaved trees and sky.

Place of Origin

Lucknow (made)

Date

ca. 1780 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

Descriptive line

Painting, Todi Ragini,lady in forest with musicians and huqqa, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Lucknow, ca. 1780

Labels and date

TODI RAGINI
Opaque watercolour and gold paint on paper
Awadh
c. 1780
IM.94-1922

The musical mode Todi ragini is represented by a lady with deer in a forest, although the links between this subject and the music is not clear.
The unusual and less polished style of this painting suggests that it was made away from the main Awadhi centres of Lucknow and Faizabad. [27/9/2013]

Production Note

Mughal provincial court style.

Materials

Opaque watercolour; Gold; Paint; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Subject; Musicians; Forest; Tree; Deer; Woman

Categories

Paintings; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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