Dhanasri Ragini

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1680
  • Geography

    Bundi or Raghogarh, Rajasthan state, India
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (painting): 23.5 × 18.4 cm (9 1/4 × 7 1/4 in)
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Object Details

  • School/Tradition

    Bundi or Raghogarh school
  • Provenance

    To 1971
    Chhote Bharany, New Delhi [1]
    From 1971 to 2001
    Ralph Benkaim (1914-2001), purchased from Chhote Bharany, New Delhi in December 1971
    From 2001 to 2018
    Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Beverly Hills, California, by inheritance from Ralph Benkaim in 2001
    From 2018
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, partial gift and purchase from Catherine Glynn Benkaim
    [1] All of the Benkaim Bharany paintings were bought in the United States, according to Catherine Glynn Benkaim May 23-24, 2016, who further notes that the dealer Chhote Bharany had two children who went to school in California and he had relatives in NYC. Gurshuran Sidhu reported that Bharany took all of his paintings out of India before the Emergency (most probably in 1969) and kept them with William Wolff in New York.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Chhote Bharany (New Dehli, India)
    Ralph (1914-2001) and Catherine Benkaim
    Catherine Glynn Benkaim
  • Origin

    Bundi or Raghogarh, Rajasthan state, India
  • Credit Line

    Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection — funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
  • Type

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