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An image of The month of Bhadra by

Datia, Madhya Pradesh, India

Title
The month of Bhadra
Other titles:
Lovers in a storm
A prince and his mistress in a storm
Lovers, storm, lotus blossom
Place of origin
DatiaMadhya PradeshIndia
Period
Rajput circa 1500 - 1947 → India
Year
late 18th century
Media categories
Miniature, Painting, Watercolour
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
Accession number
EP3.1969
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Bibliography (2)

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

Exhibition history (4)

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