Souvenir Painting of a Fish and a Prawn

Artist/maker unknown, Indian

Made in Calcutta (present-day Kolkata), West Bengal, Bengal Region, India, Asia

c. 1900

Watercolor on paper

Sheet: 11 1/8 × 18 inches (28.3 × 45.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
South Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Stella Kramrisch Collection, 1994

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Kalighat 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.