AN ILLUSTRATION FROM A RAGAMALA SERIES: KAKUBHA RAGINI, INDIA, RAJASTHAN, BUNDI, LATE 18TH CENTURY
gouache hieghtened with gold on paper, text panel at top, narrow inner black border, wide red outer borders
painting: 30.1 by 17.6cm.
leaf: 39.5 by 26.4cm.
The borders with losses to the red, minor holes and losses to the paint, minor stains, as viewed.
"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."
The iconography of Kakubha Ragini represents a lonely lady startled by the call of a cuckoo. However, the iconography usually depicts a lady in a forest holding flowers with peacocks nearby, as seen here (see Ebeling 1973, pp.101, no.C38, 259, no.253).