Chamba paintings by Unknown Artist

Three pictures throw considerable light on the early history of the painting of Chamba, another Punjab Hill State which is known to have possessed a local school of painting in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.


Details

Medium:
Various
Acquired in:
1951
Vendor:
Lady Rothenstein

The pictures suggest that the school developed as an off-shoot from Basohli, losing something of its burning ferocity but gaining a tranquil and open-eyed serenity. Part of a collection of 111 paintings belonging to Sir William Rothenstein purchased by the V&A.

Provenance

Collection of Sir William Rothenstein.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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