The month of Bhadon, from a series Baramasa series (Songs of the twelve months)
- Other titles:
- Illustrations to a Baramasa (twelve seasons)
- Lower Asian gallery
- Further information
The month of Bhadon (August-September), during the monsoon season, is a time when men return home from their work away from the village; it is a time when they are re-united with their lovers, wives and families. In this painting from the kingdom of Bundi in Rajasthan, the hero and the heroine stand on a balcony, looking out over the monsoon scene. The skies are dark, illuminated only by flashes of thunder and the landscape is lush and green. Rajput artists rarely sketched from nature but drew their repertoire of birds, plants and animals from memory. Here the artist has rendered the scene playfully, with animals leaping and cavorting in the pouring rain.
The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.41.
- Place of origin
- India: Rajput circa 1500–1947
- circa 1675
- Miniature, Painting, Watercolour
- opaque watercolour with gold on paper
- 25.3 x 16.3 cm image; 30.5 x 21.3 cm sheet
- Signature & date
- Not signed. Not dated.
- Margaret Hannah Olley Art Trust 1991
- Accession number