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Balbhadra, Subhadra and Jagannatha

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Kolkata (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:

    IM.2:170-1917

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting in opaque watercolour on paper, depicting Balbhadra, Subhadra and Jagannatha.

Place of Origin

Kolkata (made)

Date

ca. 1880 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Dimensions

Height: 380 mm maximum, Width: 278 mm

Object history note

Historical significance: Calcutta was the Capital of British India from 1833-1912. By the 1830s, artists had arrived from rural villages in Bengal and began to produce paintings that reflected local history, mythology, customs and conflicts of a colonised society. As a popular art form, these artists are recognised for their use of brilliant colour, simplified images and swift brushstrokes that became the hallmark of Kalighat painting in the 19th and early 20th century.

Descriptive line

Painting, Balbhadra, Subhadra and Jagannatha, opaque watercolour on paper, Kalighat, Kolkata, ca. 1880

Materials

Paper; Opaque watercolour; Paint

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Deities

Categories

Paintings; Religion; Hinduism; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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