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Manuscript cover

Manuscript cover

  • Place of origin:

    Bengal (made)

  • Date:

    1499 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in gouache on wood

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with Art Fund support

  • Museum number:

    IS.103-1955

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painted wooden bookcover, gouache on wood.

Place of Origin

Bengal (made)

Date

1499 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in gouache on wood

Dimensions

Length: 16 1/8 in, Width: 5 7/8 in

Object history note

From the J.C. French collection
Purchased by J.C. French in 1934 from Ajit Ghose who obtained them near Vishnupur, Bankura district, Bengal.
Purchased from the executors of the late J.C. French with the assistance of the National Art Collections Fund, 1955.

Historical context note

From the J.C. French collection.
Originally obtained from Vishnupur, either by Ajit Ghose or perhaps by J.C. French. Purchased from the executors of the late J.C. French with the assistance of the National Art Collections Fund, 1955.

Descriptive line

Cover from a Vishnu Purana manuscript, painted with the ten incarnations of Vishnu, gouache on wood, Bengal, 1499

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

p.41
Arts of Bengal : the heritage of Bangladesh and eastern India : an exhibition organized by the Whitechapel Art Gallery in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum : 9 November-30 December 1979, Whitechapel Art Gallery ..., 12 January-17 February 1980, Manchester City Art Gallery ... . [London]: Whitechapel Art Gallery, [1979] Number: 085488047X (pbk.) :

Production Note

Bankura district, West Bengal possibly

Materials

Gouache; Wood

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Hinduism; Dance

Categories

Manuscripts; Paintings; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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