An image of The month of Bhadra

Unknown Artist

The month of Bhadra

Other titles:
Lovers in a storm, A prince and his mistress in a storm, Lovers, storm, lotus blossom
Location
Not on display
Further information

The title of the work is given on an inscription verso which translates as "Bhadra 8". Bhadra (August/September) is the eighth month in the twelve month calendar known as the Barahamasa, and this painting is an illustration of that month which is the month of rains. This painting belongs to a manuscript of twelve paintings, each illustrating a different month. The month of Agahana from this same set is published in V P Dwivedi "Barahmasa. The song of seasons in literature and art", c1980, plate 112-113.

Place of origin
Datia, Madhya Pradesh, India
Period
India: Rajput circa 1500–1947
Year
late 18th century
Media
Miniature, Painting, Watercolour
Medium
opaque watercolour with gold on paper
Dimensions
16.0 cm x 25.1 cm image; 22.4 cm x 31.4 cm sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1969
Accession number
EP3.1969