Woman Disappointed by her Lover from the Rasikapriya

Historical period(s)
Sisodia dynasty, ca. 1640
Mewar Court
Rajput School
Opaque watercolor on paper
H x W: 26 x 21.9 cm (10 1/4 x 8 5/8 in)
India, Mewar, Rajasthan state, Udaipur
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Page
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Manuscript folio

India, lovers, Sisodia dynasty (861 - 1947), woman, WWII-era provenance

To ?
Ray E. Lewis (1923-2005), San Francisco, California. [1]

To 1991
Mr. Charles and Mrs. Catherine Page, Kentfield, California, purchased from Ray E. Lewis (1923-2005), San Francisco, California. [2]

From 1991
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mr. Charles and Mrs. Catherine Page, Kentfield, California. [3]


[1] According to Cathy Benkaim, Mr. and Mrs. Page acquired the painting from Ray Lewis, an Old Masters print dealer in San Francisco. See Curatorial Remark 5 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles and Catherine Page
Ray E. Lewis 1923-2005


Two consecutive scenes are depicted in this illustration to the Kavipriya verse inscribed at the top of the page. In the upper scene, a woman awaits her lover while her friend and messenger plucks flowers to adorn the bedchamber. When her lover does not apper, the woman breaks the flower garland and scatters her ornaments in despair and anger.

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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