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- Previous Owner(s)
Catherine Glynn Benkaim
Ralph and Catherine Benkaim
Scenes of female friendship begin during the period of Jahangir (1605 - 27). They may have been specifically commissioned by noblewomen, many of whom were powerful patrons of the arts. The gatherings were often represented taking place in palace gardens and on terraces, as seen in Two women seated on a terrace, surrounded by attendants and musicians, F1907.213. According to Steven Kossak, the style and finish of Bikaner paintings during the reign of Maharaja Karan Singh (r. 1632-69), strongly suggests that painters trained in the Mughal atelier joined the Bikaner workshop.
This is a lovely drawing that resonates with Mughal siyah kalam images of women as well as with the nine Bikaner paintings from the Benkaim collection that were selected to create a concentration in a Rajput school that drew heavily upon Mughal prototypes.
- Collection Area(s)
- South Asian and Himalayan Art
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