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In a Garden

Accession Number
1981/2.175

Title
In a Garden

Artist(s)
Indian

Artist Nationality
Indian (South Asian)

Object Creation Date
20th century

Medium & Support
ink and opaque watercolor on paper

Dimensions
17 7/8 in x 19 7/8 in (45.4 cm x 50.5 cm);17 7/8 in x 19 7/8 in (45.4 cm x 50.5 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Harry and Rose Jacobs

Subject matter
A miniature depicting an interpretation of older courtly life, rendered in the tradition of Mughal and Rajput miniature paintings.

Physical Description
A courtly gentleman sits on a cushion, within a garden pavilion. The man smokes his hookah. A number of female attendants look after him. One (who could also be his lover) holds a tray with objects/ utensils; another a peacock feather to fan the couple; the third a fan. The man holds a tray with cups/ chalices. Of the two attendants shown in the bottom portion, one plays a stringed instrument, and another with ducks. A fountain is shown in the foreground.

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
fountains
gardens
seated

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