CATALOGUE No. 44 OIL ON CANVAS PAINTING OF THE RAMAYANA


CATALOGUE No. 44 OIL ON CANVAS PAINTING OF THE RAMAYANA

THAILAND

LATE 20TH CENTURY

H. 92 CMS, 36 INS

W. 76 CMS, 30 INS

A dramatic, beautifully painted oil on canvas depiction of an episode from the Ramakien (the Thai version of the Ramayana epic) in which Lakshmana and a masked Indrajita engage in combat; embellished with flakes of gold leaf.

Indistinctly signed, in a black frame.

This painting depicts a famous battle between Lakshmana (brother of the principal hero Rama) and Indrajita (son of their enemy Ravana).

The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco has a fine manuscript from the Doris Duke Collection showing this incident- see cat. 104, p. 189 in Forrest McGill (ed.), Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam and Burma, 1775-1950, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2009.

Provenance: Private English collection.