Wedding ceremony in the presence of Brahma

Historical period(s)
ca. 1680
School
Ajmer school
Medium
Opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 20.3 × 18.1 cm (8 × 7 1/8 in)
Geography
India, Rajasthan state, Ajmer
Credit Line
Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection — funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
Collection
Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection
Accession Number
S2018.1.29
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Painting

Keywords
Brahma, India, marriage, Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection
Provenance

To 1969
Kasmin Gallery, London [1]

From 1969 to 2001
Ralph Benkaim (1914-2001), Beverly Hills, California, purchased from Kasmin Gallery, London in April 1969 [2]

From 2001 to 2018
Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Beverly Hills, California, by inheritance from Ralph Benkaim in 2001

From 2018
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, partial gift and purchase from Catherine Glynn Benkaim

Notes:

[1] Ralph Benkaim purchased the painting from Kasmin Gallery, London in April 1969, several years before Indian paintings were classified as antiquities by the Indian government, according to his personal records, as relayed by Catherine Glynn Benkaim.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Catherine Glynn Benkaim
Ralph and Catherine Benkaim
Kasmin Gallery English, 1963 - 1972

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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