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On display on Level 1

Deccan painting, Golconda style Andhra Pradesh, India, Golkonda (Golconda)
Musical entertainment [A lady seated on a terrace and listening to a singing-girl] early 18th century Place made: Golkonda (Golconda), Andhra Pradesh, India
Materials & Technique: paintings, miniatures, opaque watercolour, gold Support: paper
Dimensions: image 14.3 h x 10.2 w cm mount 21.2 h x 16.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Gayer-Anderson Gift 1954
Accession No: NGA 91.1400
Subject: Entertainment: Music
Provenance:
  • With Luzac & Co., London, England, 1952 or before
  • who sold it to Colonel Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson, 1952
  • 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 by the donor in London in 1952. The National Gallery of Australia welcomes further information regarding its history of ownership prior to 1952.