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PROPERTY FROM THE LANIER COLLECTION

TODI RAGINI: A FOLIO FROM A RAGAMALA SERIES
Estimate
6,0008,000
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283

PROPERTY FROM THE LANIER COLLECTION

TODI RAGINI: A FOLIO FROM A RAGAMALA SERIES
Estimate
6,0008,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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

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TODI RAGINI: A FOLIO FROM A RAGAMALA SERIES
Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper
image: 9¼ by 6¼ in. (22.8 by 15.2 cm)
folio: 11½ by 8¾ in. (27.9 by 20.3 cm)
India, Northern Deccan, Aurangabad, circa 1670's
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Provenance

Kumar Sangram Singh of Nawalgarh
Private collection
Acquired 1990's

Catalogue Note

In this brilliantly colored and powerful Seventeenth Century painting a solitary nayika (heroine) is out walking alone near a lotus-filled pond - holding a vina (stringed instrument) in one hand, she offers tufts of grass to a group of three deer.  The two does and gray-buck seem tamed and mesmerized by her presence.  Todi Ragini - perhaps a metaphor for loneliness:

“Divided from her darling
and most unhappy in love
like a nun renouncing the world
Todi abides in the grove and
charms the hearts of the does.”

The natural outer buff borders with (oxidized) silver flecks. Black and yellow ruled lines.  Inscribed in black ink Devanagari script in the borders at top. Verso: lines of black ink Devanagari script.  Previously in the Kumar Sangram Singh Collection - his purple stamped seal on the verso with signature "S.Singh". 

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

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New York