Lot 52
  • 52

North India, probably Bilaspur, circa 1700-40, A loving couple watched by a maiden

3,000 - 4,000 GBP
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  • gouache on paper
  • painting: 17.6 by 17.2cm.; 6 by 6¾ in.
    leaf: 20.9 by 20.4cm. 8¼ by 8 in. 
opaque watercolour on stout paper, black rules and orange border

Catalogue Note

The treatment of love in Indian art is as diverse as the literature on the subject, whose topics range from the secrets of love, to the light of love, the garland of love, the sprout of love, the sage of love or of course the well-known Kama Sutra, or aphorisms on love.