Lovers Returning to a Palace

Date:
late 18th century
Culture:
India (Rajasthan, Bundi)
Medium:
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
Image (sight): 9 x 5 1/2 in. (22.9 x 14 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Subhash Kapoor, in memory of his parents, Smt Shashi Kanta and Shree Parshotam Ram Kapoor, 2008
Accession Number:
2008.359.21
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.
Possibly Shri Parshotam Ram Kapoor , Jalandhar and New Delhi, India; Subhash Kapoor , New York (until 2008; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Living Line: Selected Indian Drawings from the Subhash Kapoor Gift," March 25, 2009–September 7, 2009.

Asian Art (35,639)