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Gadadhara Raga

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Kulu (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1700 - ca. 1710 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A Ragamala painting on paper, depicting a prince with a drawn sword, conversing with another who holds a lance, illustration to the musical mode gadadhara raga. Both men wear robes, turbans and wide patterned belts. Inscribed in Takri on the top border.

Place of Origin

Kulu (made)


ca. 1700 - ca. 1710 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Gad-dhar Raga Megh Rageda putra pachauta patara'
'Gad-dhar Raga son of Megh Raga, fifth sheet'
Inscribed in Takri on top border


Height: 207 mm maximum, Width: 208 mm maximum, Height: 158 mm image within innermost painted border maximum, Width: 159 mm image within innermost painted border maximum

Object history note

From the Sir William Rothenstein collection (residuary).

Descriptive line

Painting, Ragamala, gadadhara raga, prince conversing, opaque watercolour on paper, Kulu, ca. 1700-1710

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

p.p. 334, cat. no. 13 xxxi
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

Music; Sword; Lance; Prince


Paintings; Royalty; Music; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project; Arms & Armour


South & South East Asia Collection

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