Raja Mandhata as a musical mode

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Historical period(s)
ca. 1690
School
Nurpur school
Medium
Opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 17.5 × 17.7 cm (6 7/8 × 7 in)
Geography
India, Himachal Pradesh state, Nurpur
Credit Line
Purchase from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection
Accession Number
F2017.13.3
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Watercolor

Keywords
bird, India, man, portrait, Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection
Provenance

Prior to 1960s
Mandi Royal Collection

From ca. 1980s
Unknown German dealer [1]

To 2003
Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd., New York, New York [2]

From 2003 to 2017
Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Beverly Hills, California, purchased from Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd., New York, New York in March 2003 [3]

From 2017
Freer Gallery of Art, partial gift and purchase from Catherine Glynn Benkaim [4]

Notes:

[1] According to conversation with Catherine Glynn Benkaim from June 14, 2016, Ms. Benkaim mentioned that this folio and numerous others from the series were with a German dealer in the 1980s.

[2] Catherine Glynn Benkaim purchased this painting from Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd. in March 2003.

[3] See note 2.

[4] See Acquisition Consideration Form, object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Royal Mandi Collection
Unknown
Catherine Glynn Benkaim
Ralph and Catherine Benkaim
Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd.

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum