(India circa 1830–1930)
42.5 x 27.3cm
The Hindu gods and goddesses were popular subjects for the Kalighat artists. Vishnu in one of his ten incarnations or avatars was a particular favourite, as for example in this painting of Vishnu as the fish avatar, Matsya.
The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.48.
'Artworks from India under the British Raj...' by Jill Sykes, pg.30., Look Jul 2010, Jul 2010, 30 (colour illus.).
'Unexpected Connections: An Australian Kalighat Album Reunited' by Kate Brittlebank, pg. 4-5., TAASA Review Jun 2006, Jun 2006, 5 (colour illus.).
'Folk Paintings and Souvenir Pictures', The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales 2003, 2003, 48 (colour illus.).
'Indian inklings' by Rachel Barnes, pg. 26-27., Guardian weekly 08 Mar 1994, 08 Mar 1994. General reference
Indian Folk Paintings and Textiles, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 29 May 2004–04 Jul 2004.
Trash or Treasure: Souvenirs of Travel, Australian National Maritime Museum, 25 Jun 2008–30 Jun 2009.