(India circa 1830 – 1930)
43.8 x 27.2 cm (irreg.)
This painting of Shiva is of special interest as the composition and stylisation are particularly imaginative and skilful. The great god Shiva is depicted with four arms, five faces and seven eyes, the multiplicity of eyes alluding to the deity's omniscience.
The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.48.
Haema Sivanesan, Indian painting, 'Indian Painting', verso of poster., Sydney, 2001. cat.no. 5.2
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Folk Paintings and Souvenir Pictures', Sydney, 2003, 48-49 (colour illus.). The colour illus. on page 49 is a detail of this work.
Jill Sykes, Look, 'Artworks from India under the British Raj...', pg.30, Newtown, Jul 2010, 30 (colour illus.).
Unknown, David Jones Gallery 1959, David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Sydney, Jul 1959–Jul 1959
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