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A Hindu ascetic, or holy man: holding a trident. Gouache drawing by a Bengali artist, ca. 1880 (?).

Date
1880
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567690i
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1880

Physical description

1 painting : gouache, with watercolour ; sheet 44.5 x 28 cm

Notes

This drawing is in the Kalighat style, produced in the 19th and early 20th centuries by local bazaar artists around Calcutta's great Kali temple for selling to visiting pilgrims. These bold, highly simplified folk paintings depicted Hindu deities and scenes of everyday Bengali life

Lettering note

Lettering: handwritten word in Bengali (?) to the left of the image

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Wellcome Library no. 567690i

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