Image (sight): 6 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. (16.5 x 22.2 cm) Framed: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Gift of Subhash Kapoor, in memory of his parents, Smt Shashi Kanta and Shree Parshotam Ram Kapoor, 2008
Not on view
There are eight nayika (heroine) love stories, the most popular and frequently illustrated being the abhisarika nayika. While a storm gathers above, a woman ventures undaunted through a forest populated by snakes and demons in order to rendezvous with her lover. The storm and the hazardous landscape hint at the trials and passion of her impending encounter. This drawing typifies the refinement of the early-nineteenth-century Kangra and Guler styles.
Inscription: Kapoor Curios stamp on verso with signature of M. S. Randhawa, dated 13/3/59. Priced at 20 rupees, agreed selling price of 15 rupees.
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.
Artist: Date: recto: ca. 1645; verso: ca. 1630–40 Accession Number: 184.108.40.206 Date: recto: ca. 1645; verso: ca. 1630–40Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paperAccession: 220.127.116.11On view in:Gallery 450
Artist: Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris) Date: ca. 1874Medium: Oil colors freely mixed with turpentine, with traces of watercolor and pastel over pen-and-ink drawing on cream-colored wove paper, laid down on bristol board and mounted on canvasAccession: 29.160.26On view in:Gallery 816