Arts of the Islamic World and India

Arts of the Islamic World and India

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 126. An illustration from a Bhagavata Purana series: The battle of the gods, Nepal, circa 1775-1800.

An illustration from a Bhagavata Purana series: The battle of the gods, Nepal, circa 1775-1800

Auction Closed

April 24, 03:45 PM GMT

Estimate

7,000 - 10,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

gouache heightened with gold on paper, red border, inscribed in black devanagari in the lower border

painting: 34.5 by 52cm.

leaf: 38 by 55.6cm.

The current folio comes from a known Bhagavata Purana series from Nepal. Other leaves from the same series are in the Victoria and Albert Museum (IS.157-1964, IS.159-1964); the San Diego Museum of Art (see Binney 1968, pp.64-66 no.49), and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (see Pal 1985 no.P35a-b). For a discussion of this series and the influence of the Central Indian style on Nepali painting, see Binney 1968, p.54. Other leaves from this series were sold in these rooms, 16 June 2009, lots 29 & 30.