Woman Trying to Recover a Parrot Escaped from its Cage

Indian, Pahari
about 1830–40


Object Place: Kangra style, Punjab Hills, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 19.7 x 12.5 cm (7 3/4 x 4 15/16 in.) Image: 18 x 10.2 cm (7 1/16 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

17.2528

Medium or Technique

Ink and opaque watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings / Watercolors

Inscription

Obverse: on the right, in Devnagari, 1 line inscription. AKC translation not correct as inscription does not relate to the painting. Words in Devnagari on various elements of the painting.

Provenance

By 1916, purchased in India by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (b. 1887 - d. 1947); 1917, sold by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy to Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1935), Cambridge, MA; 1917, given by Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA. (Accession date: April 5, 1917)

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection