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Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Kolkata (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1890 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in watercolour and tin alloy on paper

  • Museum number:

    IS.82-1959

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in watercolour and tin alloy on paper, a man kneeling at the feet of his wife or mistress.

Place of Origin

Kolkata (made)

Date

ca. 1890 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in watercolour and tin alloy on paper

Object history note

Historical significance: Calcutta was the capital of British India from 1833-1912. By the 1830s, artists had arrived in Calcutta from rural villages in Bengal and began to produce paintings that reflected the local history, mythology, customs and conflicts of a colonised society. As a popular art form, these artists are recognised for their use of brilliant colour, simplified images and swift brushstrokes that became the hallmark of Kalighat painting in the 19th and early 20th century.

Descriptive line

Painting, man kneeling at a woman's feet, watercolour and tin alloy on paper, Kalighat, Kolkata, ca. 1890

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

fig. no. 56, cat. no. 28, i: p.77
Kalighat paintings : a catalogue and introduction / by W.G. Archer. London: H. M. Stationery Office, 1971 Number: 0112900291 :

Materials

Watercolour; Tin alloy; Paint

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Man; Woman

Categories

Paintings; Religion; Folk Art; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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