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Vilavali Ragini [slides] Lady sits beneath a canopy in a garden adjusting her earring before a mirror held by a maid. British Library

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Series: Johnson Collection from British Library. Publisher: London British Library Description: 1 Slide Col. ill 35mm.Subject(s): Painting-Murshidabad (India)-1770-75 A.D | Mogul Painting | Ragamala Painting | Raga, Vilavali | Music-IndiaDDC classification: BL-JC
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Slide Unit Series Slide Unit Series Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts
BL-JC 383(15)(J35)15 (Browse shelf) Available IGNCA-SL1257

IGNCA slides collection, cross reference, Indian Miniatures in the India Office Library by Toby Falk and Mildred Archer (London 1981) BL-JC 383(15)(J35)15,p.204; Murshidabad. c1770-75; Johnson Album 35, nos 1-30; Arranged according to a variation of Hanuman's system (see Appendix; p.321); Inscribed with verses of Harivallabha's Hindi version of the Sangita-darpana, and with Sanskrit verses; Gouache with gold paper: mounted on card to provide red borders with black and white inner rules; 245 by 145mm; page 295 by 195mm (approx.); Published: Gangoly (1935). pl.LXXXIV A: Randle (1941), 167: Skelton (1956), 21; Nijenhuis (1971); Ebeling (1973), no. 86; Waldscmidt (1975), 544, no.46; Discussed: Shirreff in MSS. Eur.D.500/3; Johnson Album 35. no.15; Inscription on reverse:(1) Persian: rag alhaiya and the time of the day appropriate;(2) Persian: vilaval; (3)Hindi: Rag hindol ki ragini valavali; (4) Sanskrit Verse (2 lines); (5) Hindi doha and kabita by Harivallabha describing the lady awaiting her lover in the place of tryst, but not mentioning her toilet; (6) Persian description based on the verses of Harivallabha (6 lines); Note: Although the iconography is normal for Vilavali Ragini, the verses of the inscriptions do not relate well.