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North India, Chamba
SCENE FROM THE RAMAYANA: RAMA AND LAKSMANA IN COMBAT WITH RAVANA 
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 8,125 GBP
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133
North India, Chamba
SCENE FROM THE RAMAYANA: RAMA AND LAKSMANA IN COMBAT WITH RAVANA 
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 8,125 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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North India, Chamba
SCENE FROM THE RAMAYANA: RAMA AND LAKSMANA IN COMBAT WITH RAVANA 
opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, framed
leaf: 16.5 by 23cm., 6 1/2 by 9 1/16 in. painting: 12 by 18.7cm., 4 3/4 by 7 3/8 in.
early 19th century
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Catalogue Note

This episode is from the fourth book of the Ramayana, when Rama and Laksmana and their army arrive in Lanka to rescue Sita. The scene depicts the battle between Rama and the demon Ravana, King of Lanka. To the right of Rama, sits his brother Laksmana who watches as Rama's arrows cut off the arms of Ravana. Ravana is eventually defeated and Rama receives the homage of Vibhisana, the monkey leaders and Jambavan.

Chamba, located north of the Kangra valley, enjoyed a relatively peaceful existence from foreign invaders due to its isolated position. An atelier of artists was established with Laharu and Mahesh being the most well known. By the beginning of the nineteenth century Chamba like the other states of the Punjab hills coalesced into the later Pahari style, which was heavily influenced by artists trained in the Mughal style.

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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London