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  • Place of origin:

    Kolkata (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1920 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lal Ghosh, Kanai (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drawn in black paint on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by W.G. Archer

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A Kalighat line drawing, in paint on paper, of a crow on a branch, in the Natural History tradition.

Place of Origin

Kolkata (made)


ca. 1920 (made)


Lal Ghosh, Kanai (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Drawn in black paint on paper

Object history note

Originally purchased at Kalighat in 1932 from the artist Kanhai Lal Ghosh (b. 1907). When the pictures were acquired, this artist was no longer painting, the school having ended in about 1925.

Descriptive line

Drawing, crow on a branch, by Kanai Lal Ghosh, paint on paper, Kalighat, Kolkata, ca. 1920


Paint; Paper


Painted; Drawn

Subjects depicted

Branch; Crow


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


South & South East Asia Collection

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