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The Kalighat pat tradition emerged in Bengal in the latter half of the 18th century as a popular art form that thrived in the local bazaars and was created by the “semi-urban, semi-literate traditional artist and craftsperson… These mythological and social pictures catered to the semi-educated masses that thronged the suburbs of the city and the mofussil towns.” (Paula Sengupta quoted in Kishore Singh ed., “Anonymous (Kalighat...



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  Lot 66 of 160  

SPRING ONLINE AUCTION: MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIAN ART AND ANTIQUITIES
6-7 APRIL 2022

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Kalighat Pat


a) Untitled (Woman Playing a Musical Instrument, Tanpura)
West Bengal, Mid 19th century
Watercolour highlighted with silver pigment on paper
15.5 x 10.5 in (39.4 x 26.7 cm)

b) Untitled (Woman with Peacock)
West Bengal, Mid 19th century
Watercolour highlighted with silver pigment on paper
15.5 x 10.5 in (39.4 x 26.7 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE REGISTERED ANTIQUITY
(Set of two)

PROVENANCE
Acquired from San Francisco galleries in the late 1970s-early 1980s
Private Collection, USA
Bonhams, London, 23 October 2018, lot 154 b) and f)
Private Collection, New Delhi

EXHIBITED
Navrasa: The Nine Emotions of Art, New Delhi: DAG, 18 December 2020 - 10 January 2021

PUBLISHED
Navrasa: The Nine Emotions of Art, New Delhi: DAG, 2020, p. 38 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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