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Title

The month of Bhadra

late 18th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

The title of the work is given on an inscription verso which translates as "Bhadra 8". Bhadra (August/September) is the eighth month in the twelve month calendar known as the Barahamasa, and this painting is an illustration of that month which is the month of rains. This painting belongs to a manuscript of twelve paintings, each illustrating a different month. The month of Agahana from this same set is published in V P Dwivedi "Barahmasa. The song of seasons in literature and art", c1980, plate 112-113.


Details


Other Titles

Lovers in a storm

A prince and his mistress in a storm

Lovers, storm, lotus blossom


Place where the work was made

Datia Madhya Pradesh India


Date

late 18th century


Materials used

opaque watercolour with gold on paper


Dimensions

16.0 cm x 25.1 cm image; 22.4 cm x 31.4 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1969


Location

Not on display


Accession number

EP3.1969



Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Jim Masselos, Divine and Courtly Life in Indian Painting, Sydney, 1991, colour illus.. cat.no. 7.5

Haema Sivanesan, Indian painting, 'Indian Painting', verso of poster., Sydney, 2001. cat.no. 2.17