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Painting

ca. 1700 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Painting, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, a standing nobleman with a lady holding a mirror, he wears predominantly white pagri and jama and blue paijama underneath, and stands on the threshold of a chamber, with his hands resting on the hilts of his katar and talwar. Inside the chamber, with pinkish-grey interior, a lady in red choli and green skirt sits on a hexagonal silver seat with legs, holding up a small hand-mirror in her hennaed hand and gazing downwards. Red and green drapes hang above and at each side. There is a yellow margin on three sides and n border. The scene is perhaps a ragamala subject, but has not been identified. The painting may be related to Basohli work of ca. 1700, with a strong additional external influence.


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Materials and Techniques
Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper
Brief Description
Painting, standing nobleman, lady holding mirror, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Basohli, ca. 1700
Physical Description
Painting, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, a standing nobleman with a lady holding a mirror, he wears predominantly white pagri and jama and blue paijama underneath, and stands on the threshold of a chamber, with his hands resting on the hilts of his katar and talwar. Inside the chamber, with pinkish-grey interior, a lady in red choli and green skirt sits on a hexagonal silver seat with legs, holding up a small hand-mirror in her hennaed hand and gazing downwards. Red and green drapes hang above and at each side. There is a yellow margin on three sides and n border. The scene is perhaps a ragamala subject, but has not been identified. The painting may be related to Basohli work of ca. 1700, with a strong additional external influence.
Dimensions
  • Image within innermost painted borders height: 330mm
  • Image within innermost painted borders width: 189mm
  • Height: 183mm (maximum)
  • Width: 154mm (maximum)
19/06/2013 dimensions measured as party of Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project 2013
Content description
A standing nobleman with a lady holding a mirror.
Style
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
IS.30-1980

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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