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The month of Bhadra

late 18th century


Unknown Artist

  • 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
    Rajput circa 1500 - 1947 → India
    late 18th century
    Media categories
    Miniature , Painting , Watercolour
    Materials used
    opaque watercolour with gold on paper
    16.0 cm x 25.1 cm image; 22.4 cm x 31.4 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Purchased 1969
    Not on display
    Accession number

    Reproduction requests

  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 6 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications