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  • Place of origin:

    Kulu (made)

  • Date:

    1794 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, Vishnu and Lakshmi riding on Garuda, carrying a tree, the 'rape of the wishing tree' from a Bhagavata Purana series.

Place of Origin

Kulu (made)


1794 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper


Height: 140 mm maximum, Width: 187 mm maximum, Height: 116 mm image within innermost painted borders, Width: 166 mm image within innermost painted borders

Object history note

IS. 90 to 128-1954 were purchased for £150, from Maggs Bros. Register description: 'Other pages of this manuscript including one bearign a colophon are in the National Museum, New Delhi. The colophon states that "these paintings of a God (Bhagavan) were executed at the instance [sic] of Sri Pritham Singh in the city of Raghunathpura (i.e. Kulu vide Hutchiinson and Vogel), dated Samvat 1851, asvina, 2nd tithi of 2nd fortnight (i.e. Friday 26 Sept, 1794 A.D. assuming that 2nd fortnight means "Sukla paksha"). (See W. G. A. Indian tour notes for fuller text)." '

Descriptive line

Painting, Vishnu and Lakshmi riding on Garuda, wishing tree, Bhagavata Purana, by Bhagvan, Kulu, 1794


Opaque watercolour; Paint; Paper



Subjects depicted

Deities; Tree


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


South & South East Asia Collection

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