OveralL. 9 9/16 x 6 1/4in. (24.3 x 15.9cm)
Dimensions of painting: 7 x 3 11/16in. (17.8 x 9.4cm)
Gift of Richard Ettinghausen, 1975
Not on view
This evocative composition shows pairs of storks and birds in movement. Although landscapes were unusual in all schools of Indian painting, this work from Bikaner, Rajasthan shares many qualities with seventeenth century Deccani paintings, perhaps with roots in Safavid paintings.
[ Hagop Kevorkian, New York, in 1953]; [ H. P. Kraus, New York]; Richard Ettinghausen, Princeton, NJ (until 1975; gifted to MMA)
Robinson, Basil William. The Kevorkian Collection: Islamic and Indian Illustrated Manuscripts, Miniature Paintings and Drawings. New York, 1953. no. CDXVIII (758), p. 156.
Archer, W., ed. "Color Plates in Collaboration with Madanjeet Singh." In Indian Miniatures. Greenwich, CT: New York Geographic Society, 1960. ill. pl. 54.