Lovers Returning to a Palace
late 18th century
India (Rajasthan, Bundi)
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
Image (sight): 9 x 5 1/2 in. (22.9 x 14 cm)
Gift of Subhash Kapoor, in memory of his parents, Smt Shashi Kanta and Shree Parshotam Ram Kapoor, 2008
Not on view
Two lovers approach a bedchamber set within an elaborate architectural façade composed of globular domes and open pavilions typical of southern Rajasthan and the kingdom of Bundi in particular. This preparatory ink painting was marked by the studio master with color swatches to instruct the artists responsible for completing the finished version.