Raja Raghbir Singh, Shangri, Kullu Valley, India.
Sale, London, Sotheby’s, Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures, July 15, 1970, lot no. 164: “Lakshmana Arriving at a Hermitage by a Lake.”
From 1970 to 2001
Ralph Benkaim (1914-2001), Beverly Hills, California, purchased at auction, “Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures” Sotheby’s, London, July 15, 1970, lot no. 164, “Lakshmana Arriving at a Hermitage by a Lake.” 
From 2001 to 2018
Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Beverly Hills, California, by inheritance from Ralph Benkaim in 2001. 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, partial gift and purchase from Catherine Glynn Benkaim. 
 Ralph Benkaim purchased the painting in July 1970 from Sotheby’s, two years before Indian paintings were classified as antiquities by the Indian government, according to his personal records via Catherine Glynn Benkaim.
 See Acquisition Justification Form, object file, Collections Management Office.
 See note 2.
- Previous Owner(s)
Raja Raghbir Singh
Catherine Glynn Benkaim
Ralph and Catherine Benkaim
- Collection Area(s)
- South Asian and Himalayan Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum