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
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1999.4
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Type

Album folio with painting

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
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