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(Indian, active 1550s-1590s)
Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper
Overall: 20 x 14.3 cm (7 7/8 x 5 5/8 in.); Painting only: 16.7 x 10 cm (6 9/16 x 3 15/16 in.)
Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.58.a
Gujarati is not a proper name but designates that the painter is from Gujarat.
A shrewd woman is carrying on an affair with a painter. When her husband suddenly returns home, she quickly concocts a plan to prevent them both from being caught. Hidden beneath the table is the painter’s young apprentice who, unbeknownst to the painter, was also seduced by the woman.
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