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Vishnu and Lakshmi

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Bilaspur (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1730 - ca. 1740 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of Lady Rothenstein and Art Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, depicting Vishnu and Lakshmi seated on the great snake of eternity.

Place of Origin

Bilaspur (made)


ca. 1730 - ca. 1740 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper


Height: 228 mm maximum, Width: 140 mm maximum

Object history note

Previously in the Rothenstein Collection.

Descriptive line

Painting, Vishnu and Lakshmi on serpent of eternity, opaque watercolour on paper, Bilaspur, ca. 1730-1740

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

p. 236, cat. no. 28.
Indian paintings from the Punjab Hills : a survey and history of Pahari miniature painting / by W. G. Archer ; foreword by Sherman E. Lee. London :Delhi: Sotheby Parke Bernet ;Oxford University Press, 1973 Number: 0856670022


Opaque watercolour; Paint; Paper



Subjects depicted

Snake; Deities; Cow; Lotus


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


South & South East Asia Collection

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