www.IndianMiniaturePaintings.co.uk - Folio from a Nala Damayanti series: King Nala and Damayanti seen twice in continuous narrative as they are reunited and change clothes from renouncers to king and princess. Bilaspur, circa 1760-70. Opaque watercolour with gold on wasli. 18.7 x 27.3cm

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Folio from a Nala Damayanti series: King Nala and Damayanti seen twice in continuous narrative - top right Nala changes dress from renouncer to king, middle-right Nala and Damayanti reunited after separation as renouncers, bottom right Nala changes dress from renouncer to princess, to the left, meanwhile envoys arrive from the court of King Bhima. Bilaspur , circa 1760-70. Opaque watercolour with gold on wasli. Folio 18.7 x 27.3cm; image 16.5 x 26.3cm

Provenance: private Canadian collector, acquired in 1950s-60s

Others from the same Nala Damayanti series:

Indian Paintings from the Punjab Hills: A Survey and History of Pahari Miniature Painting, Archer WG, Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, 1973, Vol. 1: Text, pp.240-1; Vol.2 Plates, pp.184-187

Sotheby's: Fine Oriental Manuscripts, Miniatures and Qajar Lacquer, July 7th-8th 1980, lot 143

Sotheby's: Fine Oriental Miniatures, Manuscripts and Printed Books, April 28th-29th 1981, lot 163

Sotheby's: Fine Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures, November 20th 1986, lot 143

Indian Miniatures, Francesca Galloway with Will Kwiatkowski, Francesca Galloway, London, 2005, Cat.33

Christie's: Indian and Southeast Asian Art Including Modern and Contemporary Indian Art, March 31st 2005, lot 233

 

Ref. code 00050

 

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Above: gilt detail reflecting light

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