16.0 cm x 25.1 cm image; 22.4 cm x 31.4 cm sheet
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.
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
Indian Miniatures (1969), Newman's Antiques, Sydney, Jul 1969 -
Divine and Courtly Life in Indian Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Oct 1991–08 Jan 1992
Indian Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Apr 2001–11 Jun 2001
Intimate Encounters: Indian paintings from Australian collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Feb 2007–04 May 2007