Pigments and gold on paper
India, Bilaspur or Chamba, circa 1700
Height: 24,6; Width: 18,3 cm
This charming painting is an illustration from a Ragamala series or Garland of Ragas. This type of images is depicting at the same time an emotion, a story, a musical moment and a season. Here it is interesting to note what is happening between the prince looking at the same time at his lover and at the ground and the female figure gazing firmly at him. The clouds are also very softly depicted rendering their gentle movement. Paintings from this group were often catalogued as produced in Bilaspur but more recent research by Catherine Glynn is attributing some of them to Chamba.