Woman on a swing
- Woman on a swing
Painting from an album bound in red striped fabric containing 14 miniatures; with 11 Baramasa (Song of the seasons) paintings (paintings 2 to 12), 1 from Mewar, 2 from thikanas. Opaque watercolour on paper.
A woman swings from a peepul tree while two other women converse in the foreground.
- 1680-1700 (circa)
- Made in: Rajasthan
- (Asia,South Asia,India,Rajasthan)
Inscription Languagebraj bhasa
Inscription TranslationForbidden, she swings with double force, neither hesitant nor afraid; Her waist nearly snaps and the tree creaks, but bends lithely and survives.
Inscription CommentThere is a pun on the word cati which means both waist and tree trunk which bend with the force with which she swings.
Inscription Positionfirst page
Inscription CommentMentions 12 baramasa paintings, the first painting is wrongly included
The foliage and figures are a continuation of the style of Manohar, the Mewari artist.
6 October 2010
Reason for treatment
An envelop was made using Manilla 225 gsm board. This was enclosed by a box made of boxboard and Filmoplast T 6472 tape and cotton ties were added attached with Culminal (non ionic cellulose ether).
- Associated Title: Baramasa
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Object reference number: RFI35246
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