25.5 x 17.9cm; 33.0 x 25.5cm approx. (leaf)
This is a ragamala painting of the type that often features women taking pleasure in quiet pastimes in an effort to hold the loneliness felt by absent lovers at bay. In this work a woman is seated outside in a courtyard. She holds a musical instrument and is attended by a servant. The woman appears to call the attention of a bird in the tree, possibly in an attempt to send her lover a message.
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, September 2011
One hundred flowers (2011), Art Gallery of New South Wales, 01 Sep 2011–15 Jan 2012.