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Visvakarma on a black elephant

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Kolkata (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1885 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:

    IS.569-1950

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, Vishvakarma on a black elephant.

Place of Origin

Kolkata (made)

Date

ca. 1885 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'visvakarma'
[subject's name]
handwritten on object

Object history note

Acquired from Miss M Steele, being part of the collection inherited from her mother, a scholar in Sanskrit at Cambridge in 1894. When delivering the pictures, Miss Steele reported that her grandmother had also lived in India for some time and that it was possible that the pictures were originally collected by her.

Descriptive line

Painting, Visvakarma on a black elephant, opaque watercolour on paper, Kalighat, Kolkata, ca. 1885

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Archer, W G: 'Kalighat Paintings', V&A, 1971, p70, 25xxxvi

Materials

Opaque watercolour; Paint; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Deity; Elephant

Categories

Paintings; Hinduism; Religion; Animals and Wildlife; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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