- Museum number
- Object: Two ladies, a cat and a parrot
Painting from an album bound in red silk print containing 21 Rajput, Mughal and Provincial Mughal miniature paintings.
A lady springs up stick in hand trying to restrain a cat from attacking her pet parrot. Her attendant seated next to her turns uncannily and manages to grab the leg of the cat who has seized the parrot by its wing. The parrot is the lady's pet as evidenced by the empty cage nearby, and may have been enjoying a snack of fruit when a cat suddenly caused it to fly away to safety. The setting is in a courtyard, perhaps on a rooftop as birds are flying around.
- Production date
- 1750-1800 (circa)
Height: 48.90 centimetres (page)
Height: 22 centimetres
Width: 14.40 centimetres
Width: 34.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Wonderful sense of rhythmn and movement typical of the Bundi/Kotah school. Shading around faces typical of later Kotah works.
- Not on display
- Loose folios in the Album. First miniature page is of a different size compared with all the others that are similar in size.
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