An image of The month of Bhadon

Unknown Artist

The month of Bhadon, from a series Baramasa series (Songs of the twelve months)

Other titles:
Illustrations to a Baramasa (twelve seasons)
Location
Not on display
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
Bundi, Rajasthan, India
Period
India: Rajput circa 1500–1947
Year
circa 1675
Media
Miniature, Painting, Watercolour
Medium
opaque watercolour with gold on paper
Dimensions
25.3 x 16.3 cm image; 30.5 x 21.3 cm sheet
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Margaret Hannah Olley Art Trust 1991
Accession number
370.1991