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Celebration of Baisakh - Udaipur c.1825
one from a series of Baramasa - formerly in the Mewar Royal Collection

uniara miniature

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A finely painted 'Baramasa' (Songs of the Seasons) miniature with figures celebrating Baisakh at various pursuits within and surrounding a brick built compound.

In the foreground a group of ladies are gathered on a raised stand beneath a tree whilst being served by several attendants carrying trays of utensils and refreshments.

Above them and seated within an alcove sit a loving couple, the female being offered a flower. Two attendants, using water containers, create a shower over them.

Two women gossip in an apartment above as a male archer aims at birds before a wooded landscape beyond.

Yellow ruled edge framed within a red border filled with floral motifs and two cartouche, the top one containing written in devanagari script - baisākhī.


The reverse with small pen & ink drawings and
red ink inventory numbers - 30/23 & 2

Udaipur, Mewar, India

circa. 1825



A very finely painted image, old and beautiful.

Very collectable.


Flaking & small areas of losses,
particularly at bottom of image,
small amount of rubbing,
Borders with some marks & losses.

Outside measurement
13 1/8" ( 33.3 cm ) X 10" ( 25.5 cm )

Image measures
10 3/4" ( 27.4 cm ) X 7 1/2" ( 19.2 cm )


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ROVENANCE

Formerly in the royal paintings store
- known as the jotdan -
of the Maharanas of Mewar.

Ref;
Topsfield, Andrew., 'The royal paintings inventory at Udaipur', - Indian Art & Connoisseurship -
Essays in honour of Douglas Barrett,
ed. John Guy, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, 1995.



Baisakh, also known as
Baisakhi, Vaishakhi, or Vasakhi,
is an ancient harvest festival celebrated across North Indian states
. The common date of Baisakh is the 13th of April, although it can differ by a day or two. The festival marks the beginning of the harvest season in Northern India and can also be regarded as auspicious for marriage.




Ref; I-230408-250-2
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