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Princess riding a charger accompanied by maidservants on foo,t one with wine flask the other with cup offering wine, the foreground with an ornamental water garden, mid-ground with compact plants on grassy mounds, the background plain landscape of rounded hill, turbulent clouds above. Bundi, circa 1760. Opaque watercolour on wasli. 24.5 x 17.4cm
Provenance: Doris Wiener Gallery
Other published Bundi paintings featuring a lady riding a charger include:
Indian Painting from Bundi and Kotah, Archer WG, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1959, pl.18.
Gods, Thrones and Peacocks, Welch SC and Beach MC, The Asia Society, New York, 1965, fig. 66, 'Bundi style at Uniara, ca. 1800'.
Sotheby's: The Heeramaneck Collection of Indian Sculpture, Paintings and Textiles, New York, November 2nd 1988, lot 53, 'Circa 1760'.
In the Realm of Gods & Kings: Arts of India, Topsfield A, Philip Wilson Publishers, London, 2004, cat. 152. 'Bundi or Uniara, Ca, 1770.'
Ref. code: 000215
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Above: gilt detail reflecting light
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