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Bangal Ragini, from an illustrated Ragamala series

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Inscription

On reverse, in Devanagari, "Bangala" "Kam Rukdiroa?" and in a different hand, "Bangala Ragini 30, Samvat 1751" plus the seal of the Maharaja of Bikaner, number 2628, signed by Khet Singh.

Provenance

1968, library of the Maharaja of Bikaner [see note 1]. November 30, 1994, anonymous ("property of various owners") sale, Sotheby's, New York, lot 12, unsold. Sold from a private collection to Kapoor Galleries, New York; 1999, sold by Kapoor Galleries to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 15, 1999) NOTES: [1] This painting bears the 1968 inventory stamp of the library of the Maharaja of Bikaner. The Maharaja sold much of his collection in Europe in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Credit Line

Keith McLeod Fund

Indian, Rajasthani, dated V.S. 1751 (= A.D. 1694)

Object Place

Bikaner, Rajasthan, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 19 x 18.2cm (7 1/2 x 7 3/16in.) Framed: 18.8 x 14.8 cm (7 3/8 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1999.518

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings