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Lalit ragini

circa 1690


Unknown Artist

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  • Details

    Other Title
    Lalit Ragini: a lord leaving his sleeping mistress
    Place where the work was made
    Udaipur Rajasthan India
    Cultural origin
    circa 1690
    Media category
    Materials used
    opaque watercolour on paper
    23.0 x 18.2 cm
    Gift of Dr J Masselos 2021
    Not on display
    Accession number
  • About

    The inscription indicates reference to Bihari Satsai, the Seven hundred verses of Bihari, a 17th century collection of couplets on devotion and morality by the poet Bihari. Early in the morning, as the woman rests after a night of love, her departing partner looks back to admire the beauty of her dress. The style of the couple’s clothing suggests the painter came from the border of Mewar and Malwa in central India. The garlands of flowers in his hand represents the happiness of their love. Lalit is a song, or raga, of the dawn.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication