Collection of 95 paintings and drawings by Unknown Artist

95 Indian paintings and drawings from the J C French collection deriving from all parts of India but especially the Punjab hill-states.


Details

Art Fund grant:
£1,340 ( Total: £2,680)
Acquired in:
1955

Among the most attractive are the drawings illustrating themes from the life of Krishna. One of the star pieces is the 'Legend of Gazi scroll' (illustrated) which is a long scroll-painting used by itinerant storytellers in rural Bengal as a visual aid to spoken narrations of the myths and exploits of the painted scenes.

Provenance

J.C. French.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

Entry details

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