Kalighat Painting of Ganesha

Ganesha, a Hindu god who is half-man, half-elephant, in this painting sits upon a throne. Kalighat paintings were a form of folk art that was developed for the tourist trade in 19th Century Calcutta. These works were produced at fast rate and therefore were painted with bold strokes. The shading reflects a western influence.

Circa: 19th Century

Origin: India

Material: paint on paper

Condition: framed and glazed, loss of paper, poor

Dimensions: 15 1/2" x 22"

Inventory number: PT498



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