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- Object: The month of Bhadrapada or Bhadon. August/September.
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.
The month of Bhadrapada or Bhadon is the monsoon season. Dark, grey clouds and flashes of lightning dramatically coloured gold and orange portray the atmosphere of the rainy season. The predominant use of grey in this illustration conveys the atmosphere of menacing clouds on the horizon. In the foreground, elephants break trees and lions and tigers roar, emphasizing the unsettled nature of the monsoon season.
- Production date
- 1700-1725 (circa)
Height: 28.70 centimetres (painting including grey and white margins.)
Width: 19.80 centimetres (painting including grey and white margins)
- Curator's comments
- Paintings 2 to 12: The Maharajas of Amber (later Jaipur) served under Mughal armies in the Deccan for prolonged periods of time. This may have led to Deccani influences in their works. See Ebeling, K. 1973, p.79 and Pratapaditya Pal, 'Pleasure Gardens of the Mind, Indian Paintings from the Jane Greenough Green Collection', Los Angeles, 1993, p.105 for examples of Amber paintings from this period.
- Not on display
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Associated Title: Baramasa
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