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- Object: Raga Lalita
Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings.
On a terrace the lover prepares to depart after a night spent with his beloved. The nayika is sad and refuses to acknowledge that her lover is leaving -- she is thus shown pretending to be asleep. She lies on an ornate bed richly decorated in hues of green, lilac, blue and gold patterns. She wears rich gold, yellow and brown while the nayaka is garbed in white jama, lilac shawl, orange and gold patka (sash) and yellow dotted pyjamas. Though not representing any religious deity, the hero in this painting has a halo! The landscape and sky are similar to others in this series.
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Height: 32 centimetres (page)
Height: 24.90 centimetres (painting including all margins)
Width: 19.90 centimetres
Width: 24 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The series is a complete one of thirty six based on the 'standardized painters system' existing in Jaipur during the 19th century. Black ink floral sprays on first and last pages.
Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings characteristically depict text in enclosed decorative panels or cartouches on top of each painting. (Ebeling, K., 'Ragamala Painting', 1973. Pg.228, illustration 148.)
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