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Michael Goedhuis, Ltd.
This court lady reads a manuscript while holding a flower in her lowered hand. Since Mughal court women generally lived in seclusion (purdah), they typically appear in paintings as general types. This portrait, however, has individuated features and seems to be based on observation. The painting is attributed by style to the court artist Bishan Das (see F1997.30 for one of Bishan Das' portraits of a male subject).
- Published References
- Milo Cleveland Beach. Rajput Painting at Bundi and Kota. no. 32 Ascona, Switzerland. p. 95, pl. 68.
- Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 32, p. 159.
- Collection Area(s)
- South Asian and Himalayan Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
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