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- Object: Gauri Ragini
Painting from an album bound in red silk designed fabric containing a complete set of Jaipur 19th century Ragamala paintings.
The nayika wearing a rich red and gold ghagra and heavily jeweled in pearls, day dreams and longs for her lover while plucking blossoms into a bowl. The outdoor setting has an abundance of flowering bushes and foliage in the foreground bordering a lake in the background, and a tree with heavily shaded leaves to the right background. A light green hillock frames the heroine. A city in diminutive scale is in the distance.
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Height: 32 centimetres (page)
Height: 24 centimetres (painting including all margins)
Width: 18.90 centimetres
Width: 24.20 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.)
The rasa is love in separation.
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