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Painting - Dhanasri Ragini

Dhanasri Ragini

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Bilaspur (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1700 (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, illustration to the musical mode dhanasri ragini, from a Ragamala series, a lady with a green complexion seated with a confidante, in a pavilion.

Place of Origin

Bilaspur (made)


ca. 1700 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

on the reverse are three inscriptions connecting the object with dhanasri ragini


Height: 270 mm maximum, Width: 208 mm maximum, Height: 215 mm image within innermost painted borders maximum, Width: 161 mm image within innermost painted borders, Height: 301 mm paper onto which object mounted, Width: 242 mm paper onto which object mounted

Object history note

IS. 90 to 128-1954 were purchased for £150, from Maggs Bros. Originally in the stock of Abdullah&Sons of Hathipole, Udaipur, and earlier in the family collection of Thakur Iswari Singh of Bilaspur, Sirmoor, now a resident of Udaipur. Iswari Singh's great-grandfather Raja Kharakh Chand was ruler of Bilaspur (1824-39). The picture was among those which fell to Iswari Singh's branch of the family on the division of the collection.

Descriptive line

Painting, Ragamala, dhanasri ragini, lady and confidante, opaque watercolour on paper, Bilaspur, ca. 1700


Opaque watercolour; Paint; Paper



Subjects depicted

Women; Music


Paintings; Music; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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