(India circa 1830 – 1930)
44.0 x 27.6 cm (irreg.)
The goddesses of special importance in Bengal were another favourite subject. In this painting of Durga the usually fearsome goddess is shown as the gentle mother of the elephant-headed god Ganesha, whom she carries on her knee. The composition is typical of the style, emerging from the need to produce pictures quickly and cheaply.
The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.48.
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Folk Paintings and Souvenir Pictures', Sydney, 2003, 48 (colour illus.).
Haema Sivanesan, Indian painting, 'Indian Painting', verso of poster., Sydney, 2001. cat.no. 5.1
Jill Sykes, Look, 'Artworks from India under the British Raj...', pg.30, Newtown, Jul 2010, 30 (colour illus.).
Indian Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Apr 2001–11 Jun 2001
Indian Folk Paintings and Textiles, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 29 May 2004–04 Jul 2004