AN ILLUSTRATION FROM A RAGAMALA SERIES: DHANASRI RAGINI, INDIA, RAJASTHAN, BUNDI, LATE 18TH CENTURY
gouache heightened with gold on paper, text panel at top, narrow inner black border, wide red outer borders
painting: 30.4 by 17.3cm.
leaf: 39.4 by 26.7cm.
written in pencil on the reverse
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Dhanasri Ragini represents a lonely lady waiting for her paramour, and the iconography often depicts a her holding a painting of her lover (see Ebeling 1973, p.77, no.C26, p.199, no.88).