Kalighat Painting


From: India | Calcutta

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 29-225-24
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Indian | Hindu
Provenience India | Calcutta
Date Made 19th Century
Section Asian
Materials Paper | Pigment
Technique Painted
Iconography Krishna | Jasoda

Kalighat painting on cardboard. Image of Krishna and Jasoda. Krishna as a blue-skinned boy, and his mother, Jasoda, who has caught him stealing butter from the churn on the left. Folk art style with thin, bright pigments loosely applied. Some silver paint.

Height 45.72 cm
Width 27.94 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

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