Rama, Lakshmana and Tarani Sen

Painting
ca. 1890 (made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Painting, in watercolour and tin alloy on paper, Ramayana story, Rama and Lakshmana slay Tarani Sen.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Painted in watercolour and tin alloy on paper
Brief Description
Painting, Ramayana, Rama and Lakshmana slay Tarani Sen, watercolour and tin alloy on paper, Kalighat, Kolkata, ca. 1890
Physical Description
Painting, in watercolour and tin alloy on paper, Ramayana story, Rama and Lakshmana slay Tarani Sen.
Content description
Rama and Lakshmana slay Tarani Sen.
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
(handwritten in Bengali)
Credit line
Given by R. W. Skelton, 1959.
Object history
Historical significance: Calcutta was recognised as 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.
Subjects depicted
Literary ReferenceRamayana
Collection
Accession Number
IS.33-1959

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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