The Hero Pining for Another Man's Wife
Proshita Upapati Nayaka
Attributed to Kripal (active about 1660–1690)
Object Place: Basohli or Nurpur, Punjab Hills, Northern India
Overall: 21.8 x 31.7 cm (8 9/16 x 12 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Opaque watercolor, silver, gold, and beetle wing on paper
Not On View
Obverse: at top, in Devanagari, number 111.
Reverse: long inscription in Devanagari: "I remember how she had accepted my unspoken request with her surprised sidelong glance, lit up as if by an inner smile, when I had approached the path of the sweet-eyed woman and stood there, on a pretence, as she was going to the pool for the pleasure of playing in the water." Also short inscription in Takri.
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)