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Lady with Attendants on Terrace in Approaching Storm, late 19th-early 20th century

Unknown (Indian, Himachal Pradesh - late 19th-early 20th century)

opaque watercolour on light board with overleaf bearing calligraphy
27.5 x 20.8 cm
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1979
National Gallery of Canada (no. 23636)

According to an inscription on the back, this painting is a representation of the effect of the monsoon on women's moods. Within the setting of a palace, an attendant points to the clouds rolling in the sky. The atmosphere is evocative of that expressed by Madhumahavi Ragini.

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