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[RAGAMALA PAINTING].

[Todi Ragini: a lady stands with a vina, feeding two deer.

Stock Code
104176
Datia, Madhya Pradesh, Central India, 1780
£4,000

Examples of Datia ragamala paintings are rare. A few examples from the same series, also identified as being from Datia, are in the Paul Walter collection (published by P. Pal, The Classical Tradition in Rajput Painting, 1978, p. 114), and to further examples are seen in the Jane Green Collection (published by P. Pal, Pleasure Gardens of the Mind, Indian Paintings from the Jane Green Collection, 1993, pp. 116-19).

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Single leaf, ink and gouache pigments on card, heightened in silver and gold, depicting a lady standing with a vina, feeding two deer with an attendant in waiting, standing on a pavilion with a pond and flower beds in the foreground and tall trees with parrots and monkeys in the background, panel of nagari script along the top edge, 328 x 265 mm; single column of nagari script in panel at top of the image, with 6 lines of black script with accents in red, image framed within painted red border, some very slight finger soiling and slight chips to paint, Christie's lot sticker to reverse else blank, unframed, a bright and and attractive painting.

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