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Ladies Shooting from a Pavilion

Ladies Shooting from a Pavilion

c. 1810
Sheet: 34.3 x 27.3 cm (13 1/2 x 10 3/4 in.); Sheet with border: 38.1 x 31.1 cm (15 x 12 1/4 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

On the distant horizon a European rides an elephant, while a dog runs alongside.

Description

The anonymous master who painted this work reveled in detailed depictions of animals in nature. A pair of magnificent lions have come to drink at a pond, and the male turns back, sensing that something has alerted the deer. Three palace women from the veranda of a lodge aim muskets in their direction. White monkeys with black faces seem agitated and flee the roof for the mango tree, and a small mammal called a civet, who has just caught a bird, slinks away into the rushes. On the far banks of the pond is a shrine to the Hindu god Shiva, denoted by a linga, an abstract phallic sculpture on a pedestal, in front of which is an image of his mount, the bull.
  • ?-1955
    (Heeramaneck Galleries, New York, NY, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
    1955-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • A related painting of Royal Women Shooting Lions is in the collection of the Royal Ontario Museum. ROM object number, 2009.10.18 collections.rom.on.ca
    The Cleveland Museum of Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art Handbook. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1958. Mentioned and Reproduced: cat. no. 771 archive.org
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    Coates, Robert M.. "The Art Galleries Here and There." The New Yorker (December 31, 1960): 45-47. Mentioned: p. 45
    The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1966. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1966. Reproduced: p. 240 archive.org
    The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1969. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1969. Reproduced: p. 240 archive.org
    The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1978. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1978. Reproduced: p. 307 archive.org
    Kathman, Barbara A. A Cleveland Bestiary. Cleveland, OH; Cleveland Museum of Art, 1981. Reproduced: p. 10; Mentioned: p. 11, 60
    Desai, Vishakha N., B. N. Goswamy, and Ainslie Thomas Embree. Life at Court: Art for India's Rulers, 16th-19th Centuries. Boston, MA: Museum of Fine Arts, 1985. Mentioned and Reproduced: pp. 86-87, cat. no. 69 and detail
    Leach, Linda York. Indian Miniature Paintings and Drawings. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art in cooperation with Indiana University Press, 1986. Reproduced: cat. no. 77, pp. 197-203
  • Main Gallery Rotation (Gallery 242B). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (April 6-November 7, 2016).
    Indian Miniature Rotation (Gallery 115). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (February 20-August 18, 2004).
    Gods, Kings and Tigers: The Art of Kotah. The Asia Society Museum (April 24-July 27, 1997); HUAM, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, MA (August 30-November 2, 1997); Museum Rietberg, Zürich (November 23, 1997-February 22, 1998).
    A Cleveland Bestiary. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (October 15-December 16, 1981).
    Rajput Painting. Asia House, New York, NY (December 3, 1960-January 22, 1961).
    Rajput Painting. The Asia Society Museum, New York, NY (organizer) (November 30, 1960-January 22, 1961).
    Art: The International Language. The Cleveland Museum of Art (October 2-November 4, 1956).
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https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1955.48