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Indian Miniatures - 20th Century Gouache, Ragini Painting



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An authentic Miniature Painting of the 'Ragamala' series painted by the traditional artists of Rajasthan. 'Ragas' have their roots in the ancient Hindu scripture of the 'Vedas'.

In the 14th century A.D. a special field of art was created for the Ragas called the 'Ragamala Baramasa' 'Siyah Qualam' style under the Persian influence. Meanwhile in the field of Indian music the 'Raginis' - the consorts of Ragas evolved as a special class of melodies.

The Ragamala paintings are the imaginitive personification of the Raginis in the form of a beautiful woman in various moods, seasons and colours as per the interpretation, imagination and depiction of the traditional artists of India.

Well presented in a purple silk slip. Unsigned.

On wove.


In fine condition.


16 x 11.5cm (6.3" x 4.5")
Sheet: 32.8 x 27.5cm (12.9" x 10.8")

Collection Information

From a large collection of Indian miniatures. Dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Completed in a variety of mediums including pen, ink, gouache and watercolour.

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Artist Biography

This beautiful collection of Indian miniatures was probably taken from original manuscripts. The subjects vary from landscape and hunting scenes to ornate court interiors. The delicate and intricate brushwork has been expertly applied to the substrate with touches of ornate gold paint.

More Information
Code qx235
Artist Indian Miniatures
Date 20th Century
Dimensions 16 x 11.5cm
Medium Gouache
Style Realism
Subject Portrait
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