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Etching - Motherland

Motherland

  • 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; etching

  • Museum number:

    IS.58-1988

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Jamal Shah was born in 1956 in Quetta, Balochistan, 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. This work was made by the artist in London whilst studying at the Slade School.

In this etching we see an arched wall divided into a talismanic square containing part of the Arabic text (Quranic cxii, Al Tauhid) referring to the Unity of God. At the side, we observe a male dancer with raised arms whilst in the foreground is a group of women and children with a chicken in the lower right corner. To the left as if to signal hope we see a child sitting in a ray of light.

Physical description

Etching, in ink on paper, an arched wall is divided into a talismanic square containing part of the Arabic text (Quranic cxii, Al Tauhid) referring to the Unity of God. A male dancer with raised arms stand at the side. In the foreground is a group of women and children with a chicken in the lower right corner. A child sits to the left in a ray of light.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1988 (made)

Artist/maker

Shah, Jamal, born 1956 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Printed in ink on paper; etching

Marks and inscriptions

Signed and dated in pencil 'Jamal Shah 88' on lower right.

Dimensions

Height: 76.3 cm, Width: 59.5 cm

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. Rps 88/1624.

Descriptive line

Etching, 'Motherland' by Shah Jamal, etching or acquatint on paper, London, 1988

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Printed

Subjects depicted

Arch; Women; Wall; Children

Categories

Prints; Paintings; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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