Woman with a peacock

Indian, Pahari
about 1810 (early 19th century)
Attributed to Gurbaksh


Object Place: tiny principality of Sakut????, India

Dimensions

Overall: 22.3 x 19.1 cm (8 3/4 x 7 1/2 in.) Image: 17 x 13 cm (6 11/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.2802

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor, gold and silver on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Obverse: at top, in Takri "likhtat gurgaghas cetehara cakur, sisri nea sakut cande die sarkar (servant of the sarkar-the exhaulted-sakut cande)" .

Reverse: at center, a crude drawing of a person in a skirt fighting with two swords, next to it an even less mature sketch of the same.

Provenance

By 1916, purchased 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