Indian Miniature Paintings From Schools Of Malwa, Datia, Raghogarh & Budelkhand
A Beautiful Young Lady Offers A Prince Water. Bundelkhand, Central India. Circa 1770-80
Opaque watercolour with gold on wasli. 33.4 x 23.7cm
This subject of a prince on horseback stopping to ask to drink at a village well with unattended village girls filling pots with water was popular in Mughal and Rajput painting. Its appeal came from the romantic/erotic overtones of girls alone with a handsome stranger of heroic bearing whose request causes one to immodestly cross the line from acceptable behaviour by in this instance the intimate act of pouring water directly into his mouth, causing one of her companions holds her finger to mouth in a expression of shock.
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