Vihagra Raga-Putra son of Sri Raga from a Ragamala

Historical period(s)
ca. 1690
Nurpur Court
Pahari School
Opaque watercolor and silver on paper
H x W (painting): 17.7 × 17.1 cm (6 15/16 × 6 3/4 in)
India, Punjab Hills, Jammu and Kashmir, Nurpur
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Album, Painting

Album leaf with painting

India, ragamala, WWII-era provenance

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

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


[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) and Custodian(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
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