A COURTESAN PLAYING THE SITAR.

A COURTESAN PLAYING THE SITAR.
A COURTESAN PLAYING THE SITAR.
A COURTESAN PLAYING THE SITAR.
A COURTESAN PLAYING THE SITAR.
A COURTESAN PLAYING THE SITAR.

A COURTESAN PLAYING THE SITAR.

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A COURTESAN PLAYING THE SITAR IN AN INTERIOR SETTING WITH EUROPEAN FURNITURE.
 

INDIA,RAJASTHAN,JAIPUR,CIRCA 1870-80 PERIOD



GOUACHE AND GOLD ON PAPER..


OVERALL PAINTING SIZE; 12.6 INCHES BY 11.25 INCHES. 32.3CM BY 28.5CM.




PRICE £P.O.A. GBP. 


COURTESAN PORTRAITS WERE ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR SUBJECTS,PARTICULARLY IN LUCKNOW,WHERE A THRIVING MERCHANT MIDDLE CLASS BEGAN TO COMMISSION PAINTINGS THAT REFLECTED THEIR LIFESTYLE.
"COURTESANS UNDERWENT RIGOUROUS TRAINING TO ENSURE THEY WOULD PLEASE AND ENTERTAIN THEIR PATRONS. MANY BELONGED TO FAMOUS LINEAGES IN THE 19TH CENTURY AND WERE THE HIGHEST TAX BRACKETS WITH THE LARGEST INCOMES OF ANYONE IN LUCKNOW"  (MASSELOS,1997,P 216)

PROVENANCE; ON BACK OF REAR BOARD, (IMAGE 5) FORMERLY THE PROPERTY OF DR. P. M. CHARTON. ORIENTALISTE,ETC VILLEBE'ON FRANCE.



FOR CONDITION REPORTS,QUERIES OR ANYTHING ELSE,GDEXTERHILL@HOTMAIL.COM OR 07884091348 

 

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