AN ILLUSTRATION TO A RAGAMALA - SETMALAR RAGINI

AN ILLUSTRATION TO A RAGAMALA - SETMALAR RAGINI
AN ILLUSTRATION TO A RAGAMALA - SETMALAR RAGINI
AN ILLUSTRATION TO A RAGAMALA - SETMALAR RAGINI
AN ILLUSTRATION TO A RAGAMALA - SETMALAR RAGINI
AN ILLUSTRATION TO A RAGAMALA - SETMALAR RAGINI

AN ILLUSTRATION TO A RAGAMALA - SETMALAR RAGINI

£650.00
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IN THIS DEPICTION GIVEN DRAMATIC EXPRESSION BY THE CIRCULAR HEAVY CLOUDS FOR THE MONSOON SEASON.
THE "VIRAHINI" HAS BECOME AN ASCETIC. ADOPTING THE GUISE OF A MALE SHE SITS IN A YOGIC POSTURE UPON A RED CARPET IN FRONT OF A CAVE-LISTENING TO A MUSICIAN PLAYING THE TANBUR.
SHE HAS A HALO AND BLUE SKIN A SIGN OF HAVING ATTAINED SPECIAL POWERS OF A SIDDHA.



JAIPUR,RAJASTHAN,CIRCA 1820-1840



GOUACHE HEIGHTENED WITH GOLD ON PAPER,RED OUTER BORDER,BLUE AND RED INNER BORDER WITH PANEL AT TOP WITH 3 LINES OF NAGARI SCRIPT.

(ERRONEOUSLY IDENTIFIED ON REAR)


21.5CM BY 16CM INCLUDING BORDER. (OVERALL)



PRICE £650.00 GBP. 


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PROVENANCE; FROM THE ESTATE OF OLEG VLADIMIROVITCH POLUNIN (1914-1985). WAS A BOTANIST OF SOME NOTE WHO TAUGHT AT CHARTERHOUSE AND WAS WELL KNOWN FOR HIS WORKS ON FLORA,NOTABLY "FLOWERS OF THE HIMALYA" WRITTEN TOGETHER WITH ADAM STAINTON AND PUBLISHED BY THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS IN 1985. IT MAY OF COURSE HAVE BEEN DURING HIS TREKKING ACROSS THE HIMALAYAN REGIONS,RESEARCHING FOR HIS WORK THAT THIS PICTURE WAS ACQUIRED. POLUNIN'S TRAVELS TOOK HIM ACROSS A HUGE AREA OF ASIA,INCLUDING THE NEPAL/SIKKIM BORDER,NEPAL,UTTAR PRADESH,HIMACHAL PRADESH,JAMMU AND KASHMIR.

THE REAR OF PICTURE BOARD HAS THREE OLEG POLUNIN BACKSTAMPS COMPLETE WITH ADDRESS WITH SIGNED SCRIPT "PROPERTY OF OLEG POLUNIN,PURCHASED SRINAGAR , KASHMIR.

​​​​​​​SOLD COMPLETE IN ORIGINAL FRAME WITH BACKBOARD. 

 

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