Golu

Folio from a Rasamanjari Series: Uttama Nayaka (Excellent Hero)

c. 1710
Daya Dhata became Raja of Nurpur in 1700. His rule was unremarkable except for his interest in the arts. In about 1710 he commissioned from the painter Golu illustrations for "Rasamanjari", a famous poem about love. The paintings are remarkable for using as model for the "nayaka", the lover of the poem, portraits of the Raja Daya Dhata.
Artist
Title
Folio from a Rasamanjari Series: Uttama Nayaka (Excellent Hero)
Date
c. 1710
Medium
Painting
Materials
opaque watercolour on laminated paper
Dimensions
18.2 x 29 cm
Nationality
Indian
Credit line
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1979
Accession number
23625