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- Object: The month of Sravana. July/August.
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.
Grey clouds and lightning flashes set the mood for the monsoon season. Peacocks traditionally mate in this season and are shown in pairs symbolizing a time of 'love in union.' The lush foliage appearing because of the rains is depicted as a line of ordered trees in the background. The artist has tried to provide pictorial imagery to Keshav's verses by painting rivers meeting the sea, as rivers flood during the monsoons.
- Production date
- 1700-1725 (circa)
Height: 28.60 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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