Vihagra Raga-Putra son of Sri Raga from a Ragamala

Historical period(s)
ca. 1690
Movement
Nurpur Court
School
Pahari School
Medium
Opaque watercolor and silver on paper
Dimensions
H x W (painting): 17.7 × 17.1 cm (6 15/16 × 6 3/4 in)
Geography
India, Punjab Hills, Jammu and Kashmir, Nurpur
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1999.4
On View Location
Freer Gallery 01: Body Image: Arts of the Indian Subcontinent
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Type

Album leaf

Keywords
India, ragamala, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1999
Francesca Galloway, London, to 1999 [1]

From 1999
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Francesca Galloway in 1999

Notes:

[1] The series to which this painting belongs is known to have been outside India from around 1963; see W.G. Archer, Indian Paintings from the Punjab Hills (London: Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1973), p. 43 (according to Curatorial Note 3, Vidya Dehejia, January 13, 1999, in the object record).

Previous Owner(s)

Francesca Galloway

Published References
  • Sir William George Archer. Indian Paintings from the Punjab Hills: A Survey and History of Pahari Miniature Painting. 2 vols., New York and London. p. 43.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum