Rama and Sita in the Forest & A Lady and her Attendants on a Terrace & Dipak Raga by Unknown Artist

1) The hero, Rama, of the Hindu epic, the Ramayana, is depicted with Sita, his consort, dressed in leaves in the forest where they have been exiled.


Details

Medium:
Gouache on paper
Dimensions:
1) 19.8 x 29.2 cm; 2) 25.8 x 14.5 cm; 3) 28.8 x 16.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£6,600 ( Total: £26,400)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
Christie's

It belongs to the Kangra school; 2) The elegant gathering of court women on the terrace is strongly contrasted with the lively pastoral scene with men and animals in the background and belongs to the Pahari or hills school of Indian art; 3) A prince and a 'tampura' player represent 'Dipak Raga', the song of fire and it was painted in Murshidabad in Bengal.

Provenance

Mrs Mildred Archer.

Venue details

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Queen's Road, BRISTOL Bristol BS8 1RL 0117 922 3571 www.bristolmuseums.org.uk

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