The Brahmin’s son departs to fetch water for King Mangal, from the Bhavishyottara Purana

The vast landscape is inhabited with numerous trees, large and small, birds, deer, nilgai and boar. The noble is dressed in purple, while the messenger is dressed in white, rides a white, caparisoned horse.

Historical period(s)
ca. 1750
School
Nurpur school
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (painting): 33.4 × 45.5 cm (13 1/8 × 17 15/16 in) H x W (overall): 33.4 × 45.4 cm (13 1/8 × 17 7/8 in) H x W (framed): 60.9 × 70.5 cm (24 × 27 3/4 in)
Geography
India, Himachal Pradesh state, Nurpur
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
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2018.1.69
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Painting

Keywords
boar, deer, horse, India, landscape, Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

The vast landscape is inhabited with numerous trees, large and small, birds, deer, nilgai and boar. The noble is dressed in purple, while the messenger is dressed in white, rides a white, caparisoned horse.

Inscription(s)

Inscription on verso: devanagari numeral 14 on the top. middle verse 36 and 37

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
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