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Title

The god Narrayon, as an incarnation of a fish

late 19th century


Artist

Kalighat school

India

circa 1830 - 1930


About

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.


Details


Other Title

Matsya, the fish avatar of Vishnu


Place where the work was made

Kolkata (Calcutta) West Bengal India


Date

late 19th century


Media categories

Painting , Watercolour


Materials used

watercolour with silver paint on paper


Dimensions

42.5 x 27.3 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1959


Location

Not on display


Accession number

EP2.1959


Artist information

Kalighat school

Works in the collection

6


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Rachel Barnes, Guardian weekly, 'Indian inklings', pg. 26-27, Manchester, 08 Mar 1994. General reference

Kate Brittlebank, TAASA Review, 'Unexpected Connections: An Australian Kalighat Album Reunited', pg. 4-5, Sydney, Jun 2006, 5 (colour illus.).

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Folk Paintings and Souvenir Pictures', Sydney, 2003, 48 (colour illus.).

Jill Sykes, Look, 'Artworks from India under the British Raj...', pg.30, Sydney, Jul 2010, 30 (colour illus.).