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Painting - Vasakasajja Nayika

Vasakasajja Nayika

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Nurpur (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760 - ca. 1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of Lady Rothenstein and Art Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, depicting a lady waiting for her lover; Vasakasajja Nayika.

Place of Origin

Nurpur (made)


ca. 1760 - ca. 1770 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper


Height: 244 mm page maximum, Width: 165 mm page maximum, Height: 204 mm image within innermost painted borders, Width: 124 mm image within innermost painted borders

Object history note

Previously in the Rothenstein Collection.

Descriptive line

Painting, Vasakasajja Nayika, lady waiting for her lover, opaque watercolour on paper, Nurpur, ca. 1760-1770

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

p. 401, cat. no. 38
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


Opaque watercolour; Paint; Paper



Subjects depicted

Lover; Women


Paintings; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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