October 14, 2021 10:00 EST

Asian Arts

 
  Lot 151
 

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Three Indian miniatures depicting Vishnu and a scene possibly from the Ramayana 毗湿奴袖珍画像三幅
Punjab Hills, 18th-19th century 旁遮普地区 十八至十九世纪

Opaque watercolor (two with gold), on paper; The first depicting blue-skinned, four-armed Vishnu with consort, astride Garuda, verso with a sketch of two ladies with male kneeling in an interior as a crescent moon rises; the second a lion attacking demons as a seated Devi watches, the last with Vishnu asleep on the serpent Ananta, as Lakshmi massages his foot, Brahma issuing forth from a lotus blossom from Vishnu's navel, as various deities worship the god; framed, matted, and glazed.

H: 5 3/8 in.; W: 6 7/8 in. (sight, largest)

Property from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Giraud V. and Carolyn Foster. The first two acquired in India, 1956.

Sold for $8,190
Estimated at $1,000 - $1,500


 

Opaque watercolor (two with gold), on paper; The first depicting blue-skinned, four-armed Vishnu with consort, astride Garuda, verso with a sketch of two ladies with male kneeling in an interior as a crescent moon rises; the second a lion attacking demons as a seated Devi watches, the last with Vishnu asleep on the serpent Ananta, as Lakshmi massages his foot, Brahma issuing forth from a lotus blossom from Vishnu's navel, as various deities worship the god; framed, matted, and glazed.

H: 5 3/8 in.; W: 6 7/8 in. (sight, largest)

Property from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Giraud V. and Carolyn Foster. The first two acquired in India, 1956.

NOTE: For a similar drawing of different composition to the verso of the first miniature, identified as "Radha and Krishna's Reconciliation", Pahari, Kangra, circa 1790-1800, formerly in the Coomaraswamy collection, now in the Cleveland Museum of Art, see Linda York Leach, "Indian Miniature Paintings and Drawings, The Cleveland Museum of Art Catalogue of Oriental Art, Part One", Cleveland, 1986, no. 122.

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