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Bhupali Ragini

Painting
ca. 1680 - ca. 1685 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, from a 'first' Pahari Ragamala series, illustration to the musical mode bhupali ragini. A princess in red striped trousers and a yellow and silver scarf sits smoking a huqqa. Two maids wait on her, one holding the huqqa bowl and the other a sheathed sword, a dish and a cup. Background dark-brown.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Painted in opaque watercolour on paper
Brief Description
Painting, Ragamala, bhupali ragini, princess smoking, opaque watercolour on paper, Basohli, ca. 1680-1685
Physical Description
Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, from a 'first' Pahari Ragamala series, illustration to the musical mode bhupali ragini. A princess in red striped trousers and a yellow and silver scarf sits smoking a huqqa. Two maids wait on her, one holding the huqqa bowl and the other a sheathed sword, a dish and a cup. Background dark-brown.
Dimensions
  • With border height: 184mm
  • Width: 160mm
  • Height: 139mm
  • With border width: 211mm
Red border with black and white rules.
Content description
Illustration to the musical mode bhupali ragini. A princess in red striped trousers and a yellow and silver scarf sits smoking a huqqa.
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
(inscribed in Takri at top)
Object history
From the Sir William Rothenstein collection (residuary).
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Indian paintings from the Punjab Hills : a survey and history of Pahari miniature painting / by W. G. Archer ; foreword by Sherman E. Lee. London :Delhi: Sotheby Parke Bernet ;Oxford University Press, 1973 Number: 0856670022p. 41, cat. no. 9.
Collection
Accession Number
IS.28-1954

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record createdJuly 20, 2000
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