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Kalighat painting is a school of painting in Kalighat, a small district in Calcutta. It is named after the celebrated Hindu goddess Kali. Kalighat painting originated from the folk art tradition of rural Bengal. The Patuas or picture makers had migrated from Bengal in the early nineteenth century. There are a range of subjects, from religious imagery of Hindu gods, goddesses and stories to natural history, social types and proverbs. The range of materials used in drawings are pencil, watercolour, Indian ink and silver paint.
gouache on paper
H 45 x W 28 cm
presumed to be part of the collection formed by Henry S. Wellcome
Drawing & watercolour