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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2009.202.195
People
Unknown Artist
Title
A Female Artist at Work
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
Late 18th - early 19th century
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Rajasthan, Kota
Culture
Indian
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper; Rajput Style, Kota School
Dimensions
9.7 x 10.6 cm (3 13/16 x 4 3/16 in.)
Provenance
Stuart Cary Welch (by 1983 - 2008,) by descent; to his estate (2008-2009,) gift; to Harvard Art Museum.

Note: Object was accounted for in 1983 inventory.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Stuart Cary Welch Collection, Gift of Edith I. Welch in memory of Stuart Cary Welch
Accession Year
2009
Object Number
2009.202.195
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Seated on a small platform against a large cylindrical cushion is a female artist. She supports her drawing or painting on one of her knees. She uses her right hand to draw or paint. She wears a long robe, trousers, and a long, translucent shawl that covers her head and runs down her back. A halo encircles her head. Next to the platform is a small table with various-sized flasks and containers. There is a lightly drawn terrace and trees in the background. Rajput style, Kota school.
Exhibition History

Women in South Asian Art, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/26/2017 - 01/07/2018

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