(India circa 1830 – 1930)
42.5 x 27.3 cm
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.
Jill Sykes, Look, 'Artworks from India under the British Raj...', pg.30, Newtown, Jul 2010, 30 (colour illus.).
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.).
Rachel Barnes, Guardian weekly, 'Indian inklings', pg. 26-27, Manchester, 08 Mar 1994. General reference
Indian Folk Paintings and Textiles, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 29 May 2004–04 Jul 2004
Trash or Treasure: Souvenirs of Travel, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, 25 Jun 2008–30 Jun 2009