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Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W (overall): 16.9 × 12.1 cm (6 5/8 × 4 3/4 in)
Nurpur, Himachal Pradesh, India
ca. 1710
Previous custodian or owner:
Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877 - 1947)
Rama Coomaraswamy (1929 - 2006)
Ralph and Catherine Benkaim
Catherine Glynn Benkaim
To 1947
Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877-1947), Colombo, Sri Lanka, London, England, and Needham, Massachusetts. [1]
From 1947 to 1972
Rama Coomaraswamy (1929-2006), Greenwich, Connecticut, ownership transferred after the death of his father, Ananda Coomaraswamy. [2]
From 1972 to 2001
Ralph Benkaim (1914-2001), Beverly Hills, California, purchased from Rama Coomaraswamy in May 1972. [3]
From 2001 to 2018
Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Beverly Hills, California, by inheritance from Ralph Benkaim in 2001. [4]
From 2018
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, partial gift and purchase from Catherine Glynn Benkaim. [5]
[1] According to information from Catherine Glynn Benkaim.
[2] See note 1.
[3] See note 1.
[4] See note 1.
[5] See Acquisition Consideration Form, object file, Collections Management Office.
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Credit Line:
Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection — funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
Accession Number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery