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Bhawani Das

DAS BHAWANI A King Cobra

Christie's
Oct 8, 2015
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Extracted between 5 works in the catalog of Arcadja
Bhawani Das - An Indian Rat Snake

Bhawani Das - An Indian Rat Snake

Original 1778-82
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Lot number: 183
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AN INDIAN RAT SNAKE (PTYAS MUCOSA)

CIRCLE OF BHAWANI DAS,

CALCUTTA,

CIRCA 1778-82

Opaque pigments with ink on paper watermarked with Strasbourg Band with initials GR

and countermarked 'J Whatman' with the W crossed,

with a compact head and a thin body widening at the middle with triangular markings,

the lower right hand corner numbered '27' ,

trimmed around the edges,

latter added margins,

light fold mark to the middle,

mounted,

framed and glazed

Painting 20 7/8 x 18¾in. (53 x 47.7cm.); folio 25¾ x 21 1/8in. (65.5 x 54cm.)
Bhawani Das - A King Cobra

Bhawani Das - A King Cobra

Original 1778-82
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Lot number: 185
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A KING COBRA (OPHIOPHAGUS HANNAH)

CIRCLE OF BHAWANI DAS,

CALCUTTA,

CIRCA 1778-82

Opaque pigments on watermarked paper,

the snake with wide head and curling body tapering to fine tail,

with the number \‘28\’\’\’\’\’\’\’\’ in the lower right hand corner,

the paper watermarked with Strasbourg Band with initials GR and countermarked 'J Whatman',

crease to centre,

slightly trimmed,

margins,

mounted,

framed and glazed

Painting 22 7/8 x 18 7/8in. (58.1 x 47.8cm.); folio 25¾ x 21in. (65.3 x 53.5cm.)
Bhawani Das - Trinket Snake

Bhawani Das - Trinket Snake

Circle c.1778
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Lot number: 47
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A COPPER-HEADED TRINKET SNAKE (
COELOGNATHUS RADIATUS
)
CIRCLE OF BHAWANI DAS, CALCUTTA, CIRCA 1778-82
Opaque pigments with ink on paper watermarked with Strasbourg Band with initials
GR
and countermarked 'J Whatman' with the W crossed, the small brightly coloured head with dark markings on the upper part of the body slowly fading into the copper ground, trimmed around the edges, latter added margins, light fold mark to the middle, mounted, framed and glazed
Painting 21 1/8 x 17½in. (53.8 x 44.8cm.); folio 25 7/8 x 21in. (65.5 x 53.4cm.)
From the Estate of Philip Isaacson (1924–2013), Lawyer and Art Critic and Former Chairman of the Maine Arts Commission.
This watercolour is part of a rare group of Company School paintings following the footsteps of a relatively unknown series of paintings of snakes by the artist Bhawani Das who was commissioned by Lady Elijah Impey to produce paintings of her collection of animals and fauna on her estate outside Calcutta. Bhawani Das is more frequently known for his depictions of birds and mammals. A few unpublished paintings of snakes signed by Bhawani Das produced for the Impey Album are now in the collection of the Wellcome Library in London (inv. 566384i, 566431i, 566421i, 566414i, 566427i, 566432i). These comparable works, like ours, were all painted on identical J. Whatman watermarked paper with a central crease which can be dated to the late 18th century. It appears that our painting has been cropped and reduced in size. This painting was part of a group sold in these Rooms on 8th October 2015 (lots 182-185) which all had an identification inscription in
nasta\’\’\’\’liq
in the lower left hand corner and a number in the lower right hand corner in a manner very similar to the Wellcome Library paintings. This would suggest that our folio was produced in Calcutta possibly in the same studio where Bhawani Das and the other artists were working on the Impey Album.
Bhawani Das - An Indian Python

Bhawani Das - An Indian Python

Circle c.1778-82
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Lot number: 182
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AN INDIAN PYTHON (PYTHON MOLORUS) CIRCLE OF BHAWANI DAS, CALCUTTA, CIRCA 1778-82 Opaque pigments on watermarked paper, the snake with small brightly coloured head with dark markings and curling body, with the number \‘23\’\’\’\’\’\’\’\’ in the lower right hand corner, the paper watermarked with Strasbourg Band with initials GR and countermarked 'J Whatman', crease to centre, slightly trimmed, margins, mounted, framed and glazed Painting 23 5/8 x 18 7/8in. (60 x 48cm.); folio 25¾ x 20 1/8in. (65.5 x 53.5cm.)
Bhawani Das - A Copper-headed Trinket Snake

Bhawani Das - A Copper-headed Trinket Snake

Circle 1778-82
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Price:

Lot number: 184
Other WORKS AT AUCTION
Description:
A COPPER-HEADED TRINKET SNAKE (COELOGNATHUS RADIATUS)

CIRCLE OF BHAWANI DAS,

CALCUTTA,

CIRCA 1778-82

Opaque pigments with ink on paper watermarked with Strasbourg Band with initials GR

and countermarked 'J Whatman' with the W crossed,

the small brightly coloured head with dark markings on the upper part of the body slowly fading into the copper ground,

trimmed around the edges,

latter added margins,

light fold mark to the middle,

mounted,

framed and glazed

Painting 21 1/8 x 17½in. (53.8 x 44.8cm.); folio 25 7/8 x 21in. (65.5 x 53.4cm.)
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