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PROPERTY FROM THE LANIER COLLECTION

KING DASARATHA RECEIVES SUMANTRA: A FOLIO FROM A RAMAYANA SERIES
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8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 5,250 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE LANIER COLLECTION

KING DASARATHA RECEIVES SUMANTRA: A FOLIO FROM A RAMAYANA SERIES
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 5,250 USD
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Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Works of Art Including Property from The Cleveland Museum of Art

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KING DASARATHA RECEIVES SUMANTRA: A FOLIO FROM A RAMAYANA SERIES
Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper
image: 12 by 17 1/3 in. (30.48 by 43.2 cm)
folio: 13 1/4 by 18 3/4 in. (33 by 45.7 cm)
India, Pahari, Garwhal, circa 1820-30
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Provenance

Acquired mid-1990's

Catalogue Note

King Dasaratha receiving his minister Sumantra within a palace chamber of Ayodhya.  The King arrives riding a rearing stallion.  He enters the large building complex through a doorway as an empty chariot waits outside.  A peacock paces atop the palace.  Four mauve hillocks in the background and stylized white puffy clouds some ringed with vermillion against a brilliant azure blue sky.  Blue-black gold foliate design borders with mauve-pink margins.  Inscribed on verso with one line of black ink nagari script “Ayodhya.”

Possibly attributable to the artist Chaitu and his workshop.  Chaitu initially began his career in Kangra moving to Garwhal circa 1829 likely developing an atelier.  His works are notable for their very high level of technical skill coupled with a most assured hand as present in our examples.

For relatable works likely from from the same series, see: Christie's London, 16 October 1980, lot 253; Sotheby's New York, 25 March 1987, lot 163; and Sotheby's New York, 20 March 1997, lot 359. Other leaves are in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Sri Bhawani Museum in Aundh, Maharashtra, among others.

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

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