A painting of a noble lady and servants, Kishangargh school, mid18th century AD

Lot number

9

Estimated price

800
1000

Description

A painting of a noble lady and servants setting off fireworks at the Kartik Poornima celebrations; Kishangargh school, mid18th century AD. Mounted in a modern frame.
A noble lady seated on a throne wearing long robes and turban, nimbus to the back of the head, holding a firework in the right hand. To the back a group of female servants, one holding a large peacock feather fan and garland, one holding a wine jug and cup, one a bowl with four vases and one a lidded bowl. To the front candle holders, boxes and bowls; fountain to the front with divided beds of flowers. To the background a large pavilion with cusped arches over the door, panels of flowers to the side and decorative moulding to the eaves. To the background the full moon shining through clouds.
For a similar painting see The National Museum of India, Delhi
23 x 14.5cm

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