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  • Place of origin:

    Kangra (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1820-ca. 1825 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    P. C. Manuk and Miss G. M. Coles Bequest through Art Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, from a series of fourteen paintings (oval shape with yellow margins and floral surrounds) based on the Rasika Priya (love poems of Radha and Krishna) of Keshav Das, depicting a lonely mistress. A woman sits alone on a carpet on a terrace, in the background are buildings amidst hills.

Place of Origin

Kangra (made)


ca. 1820-ca. 1825 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed on the reverse in nagari characters with Hindi verses from the Rasika Priya of Keshav Das and numbered: 22.


Height: 324 mm, Width: 236 mm, Height: 253 mm image within innermost painted borders maximum, Width: 161 mm image within innermost painted borders maximum

Descriptive line

Painting, lonely mistress, from a Rasika Priyaseries, opaque watercolour on paper, Kangra, ca. 1820-1825

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

p. 306, cat. no. 66 (v).
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


Paint; Opaque watercolour; Paper



Subjects depicted

Terrace; Hills; Woman


Paintings; Hinduism; Religion; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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