Recto: Woman applying tilik; Verso: Woman walking and smoking

Indian, Pahari
about 1825–50

Object Place: Kangra style, Punjab Hills, Northern India


Overall: 18 x 13.6 cm (7 1/16 x 5 3/8 in.) Image: 16.1 x 10.9 cm (6 5/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings




In the top border, there is an inscription of the description of the painting in bhojpuri. There are some designs in the left and the right borders. There are some words are written on the drawing.


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