Unknown Indian painter working in the Rajasthani style

A European Lady Fishing

India (c.1760)

Gouache heightened with gold on paper


A company portrait from Columbia’s Indian Routes project!

A lady sits on a hilly bank wearing blue costume, green shawl and pink hat, holding in one hand a fishing rod and in the other the line, with a fish attached. Duck and fish swim amongst waterlilies in the water in front of her and to her right lie the fish she has caught. Between black, red and gold rules, the margins yellow with repeated floral motif, mounted, glazed and framed.