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Raja Mandhata as a musical mode

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1690
  • Geography

    Nurpur, Himachal Pradesh state, India
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (image): 17.5 × 17.7 cm (6 7/8 × 7 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • School/Tradition

    Nurpur school
  • Provenance

    Prior to 1960s
    Mandi Royal Collection
    From ca. 1980s
    Unknown German dealer [1]
    To 2003
    Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd., New York, New York [2]
    From 2003 to 2017
    Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Beverly Hills, California, purchased from Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd., New York, New York in March 2003 [3]
    From 2017
    Freer Gallery of Art, partial gift and purchase from Catherine Glynn Benkaim [4]
    [1] According to conversation with Catherine Glynn Benkaim from June 14, 2016, Ms. Benkaim mentioned that this folio and numerous others from the series were with a German dealer in the 1980s.
    [2] Catherine Glynn Benkaim purchased this painting from Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd. in March 2003.
    [3] See note 2.
    [4] See Acquisition Consideration Form, object file, Collections Management Office.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Body Image (October 14, 2017 - ongoing)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Mandi Royal Collection
    Terence McInerney Fine Arts, Ltd.
    Ralph and Catherine Benkaim
    Catherine Glynn Benkaim
  • Origin

    Nurpur, Himachal Pradesh state, India
  • Credit Line

    Purchase from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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