possibly Datia style Madhya Pradesh, India
Women of a zenana bathing at night late 18th century Place made: Madhya Pradesh, India
Materials & Technique: paintings, miniatures, opaque watercolour, gold Support: paper
Dimensions: image 31.3 h x 21.5 w cm mount 34.8 h x 25.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Gayer-Anderson Gift 1954
Accession No: NGA 91.1346
Subject: Leisure
  • Likely acquired in India by Sir Michael Ernest Sadler, 1917-1919
  • likely exported from India by Sir Michael Ernest Sadler, 1919
  • held in the collection of Sir Michael Ernest Sadler until his death in 1943
  • by descent to the Estate of Sir Michael Ernest Sadler
  • which sold it to Colonel Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson, 1947
  • held in the collection of Colonel Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson and Major Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson, Pasha, both of The Little Hall, Lavenham, Suffolk, England, 1952-1953
  • who gave it to the Commonwealth of Australia, 1953
  • held by National Library of Australia, Canberra, after transfer from London, 1954-1991
  • transferred to the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 1991.
  • The collecting history of this painting is partial. The earliest known transaction is its purchase in India between 1917 and 1919. The National Gallery of Australia welcomes further information regarding its history of ownership prior to 1919.