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Title

The month of Bhadon , from the series Baramasa series (Songs of the twelve months)

circa 1675

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Other Title
    Illustrations to a Baramasa (twelve seasons)
    Place where the work was made
    Bundi Rajasthan India
    Period
    Rajput circa 1500 - 1947 → India
    Date
    circa 1675
    Media categories
    Miniature , Painting , Watercolour
    Materials used
    opaque watercolour with gold on paper
    Dimensions
    25.3 x 16.3 cm image; 30.5 x 21.3 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Margaret Hannah Olley Art Trust 1991
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    370.1991
    Copyright

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  • About

    The month of Bhadon (August-September), during the monsoon season, is a time when men return home from their work away from the village; it is a time when they are re-united with their lovers, wives and families. In this painting from the kingdom of Bundi in Rajasthan, the hero and the heroine stand on a balcony, looking out over the monsoon scene. The skies are dark, illuminated only by flashes of thunder and the landscape is lush and green. Rajput artists rarely sketched from nature but drew their repertoire of birds, plants and animals from memory. Here the artist has rendered the scene playfully, with animals leaping and cavorting in the pouring rain.

    The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.41.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 5 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 5 publications