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Travellers making music by the wayside

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  • Description

    Laying aside staffs and bundles, a group of Pahari travellers rest by the wayside. They sing together with gusto, perhaps performing some folk tune. One man beats the rhythm on a clay pot, others clap in time and a man dances on the spot while singing. This sensitively observed scene is by Nainsukh or one of his followers. A related drawing is in the Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum, Hyderabad.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndianorth-west IndiaPunjab HillsHimachal Pradesh Guler (place of creation)
    1760 - 1770
    attributed to Nainsukh (c. 1710 - 1778) (artist)
    Material and technique
    gouache on paper
    frame 29 x 35.2 x 2.5 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 16.8 x 22.5 cm (height x width)
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    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
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  • Further reading

    Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2nd February-22nd April 2012, Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin, Andrew Topsfield, ed. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2012), no. 74 on p. 174, p. 19, illus. p. 175

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