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Etching - Chicken and a boy in a landscape
  • Chicken and a boy in a landscape
    Shah, Jamal, born 1956
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Chicken and a boy in a landscape

  • Object:

    Etching

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1988 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Shah, Jamal, born 1956 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed in ink on paper, coloured etching from a single plate

  • Museum number:

    IS.61-1988

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Jamal Shah was born in 1956 in Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan. The artist established the Fine Arts Department at the University of Balochistan and headed the department for three years. In 1985 he formed the Artists Association of Balochistan and became the first Chairman of Artists Association of Pakistan. Jamal obtained a Master's in English Literature from Balochistan University in 1978. He later obtained a Masters in Fine Arts from the Slade School of Art, London.

In this coloured etching, Jamal has etched a nude boy sitting on a mountain looking down and away. At the left, we notice a fighting cock and two hens pecking food. Above in the sky, repeated in miniature in the top right hand corner is a sketch of a sculpture representing tombstone or people (based on the shape of the writing board (takthi), which the artist was to have done for the Parliament building in Islamabad.

Physical description

Etching, printed in ink on paper, a nude boy sits on a mountain looking down and away from a fighting cock and two hens pecking food at the left. In the sky, repeated in miniature in the top right hand corner is a sketch of a sculpture representing tombstone or people (based on the shape of the writing board (takthi), which the artist was to have done for the Parliament building in Islamabad. The artist commented (28/8/88) that the print reminds him of a Chinese landscape.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1988 (made)

Artist/maker

Shah, Jamal, born 1956 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Printed in ink on paper, coloured etching from a single plate

Marks and inscriptions

'Shah Jamal 88'.
Signed and dated by the artist

Dimensions

Height: 57.5 cm With border, Width: 76.2 cm with border

Object history note

The artist made this print along with several others in the collection while he was studying at the Slade School of Art. Gift from artist. Rp 88/1624.

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Etching, 'Chicken and boy in a landscape' by Jamal Shah, printed in ink on paper, London, 1988

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Printed

Categories

Prints; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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