The Morning Toilette

A lady, dressed in white below the waist, admires herself in a mirror held by a handmaiden. Three other ladies attend to her toilette. She stands on a large wooden stool and raises her elbow high to adjust her earrings, providing the beholder with a glimpse of her round breasts. Ewers and water pots can be seen in the foreground. The costume of the handmaiden holding the mirror is inspired by older Chamba paintings.

Gum tempera and gold on paper


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