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Painting - Devagandhari Ragini

Devagandhari Ragini

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Bilaspur (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1730 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Ragamala painting in opaque watercolour on paper, depicting a lady dressing her hair, illustration to the musical mode devagandhari ragini.

Place of Origin

Bilaspur (made)


ca. 1730 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Deva Gandhar Bhairdi Bharaja
Inscribed in Takri on the top border, and numbered 7.


Height: 206 mm maximum, Width: 149 mm maximum, Height: 166 mm image within innermost painted border maximum, Width: 110 mm image within innermost painted border maximum

Object history note

From the Sir William Rothenstein collection (residuary).

Descriptive line

Painting, Ragamala, devagandhari ragini, lady dressing her hair, opaque watercolour on paper, Bilaspur, ca. 1730

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

p.237, cat. no. 30.
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: 0856670022


Paper; Opaque watercolour; Paint; Paper


Painted; Painted

Subjects depicted

Woman; Music


Paintings; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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