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PROPERTY FROM THE LANIER COLLECTION

A FOLIO FROM THE RASIKAPRIYA OF KESHAV DAS
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 USD
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276

PROPERTY FROM THE LANIER COLLECTION

A FOLIO FROM THE RASIKAPRIYA OF KESHAV DAS
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Works of Art Including Property from The Cleveland Museum of Art

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A FOLIO FROM THE RASIKAPRIYA OF KESHAV DAS
Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper
image: 7 3/4 by 5 3/4 in. (17.7 by 12.7 cm)
folio: 8 by 6 3/4 in. (20.3 by 15.2 cm)
India, Central India, Malwa, circa 1650
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Provenance

Oscar Leneman Collection
Acquired 1975

Catalogue Note

A lord (nayika) sits with his knees bound interrupted from meditation by the appearance of the sakhi (confidante) of his beloved - delivering a message.  His chamber a brilliant cinnabar red reflecting the emotional intensity of the encounter - a rolled back curtain reveals them at conversation.  He listens intently as she delivers her message.  A handmaiden stands outside the chamber - attentive - holding a golden tray.   Within very finely delineated white-marble turreted architecture - the flat primary colors of the adjoining compartments creating an abstracted visual counterpoint.  The dark sky is blue-black and in turmoil.  The painting with orange outer borders with black ruled lines.

Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Works of Art Including Property from The Cleveland Museum of Art

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New York