Indian and Himalayan Art
Souvenir Painting of a Fish and a PrawnMade in Calcutta (present-day Kolkata), West Bengal, India, Asia
Artist/maker unknown, India
Watercolor on paper
Currently not on view
1994-148-557Stella Kramrisch Collection, 1994
LabelKalighat painting was intimately connected with the other popular arts of the time, not only story-scroll painting but also the making of brightly colored clay figurines. This image of a fish and a prawn may well represent types of clay images sold at local fairs and markets.