Painting of a rishi, the Parijata Tree and Kamadhenu, painted in Company style. The sage sits in an architectural frame, seated on a tiger-skin and with yogabandha. In his right hand he holds a rosary.To his rigth are his water-pot and staff while to his left is a lotah with bilva leaves. In the centre of the page is the Parijata Tree, with many different types of leaves and flowers. To the left, is the wish-fulfiling mythic beast, Kamadhenu or Surabhi. It has a human head and is crowned, has the body of a cow (with anklets), but has wings and a peacock's tail. An element of perspective is provided by the sketched in foreground. On laid European paper watermarked with an armorial design and 'T W'.
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