Kalighat pictures   Garuda Vishnu's bird mount with Krishna

Garuda (Vishnu's bird mount) with Krishna and Balarama. Digitized Kalighat painting from century Calcutta, created as inexpensive souvenirs for Hindu pilgrims visiting the famous temple of Kali

Narasimha and Hiranyakasipu, Kolkata, India, 1835 - 1840

Narasimha and Hiranyakasipu (Painting)

Narasimha and Hiranyakasipu, Kolkata, India, 1835 - 1840

Trivikramapada (Three Steps of Vishnu), 1800s- India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century, black ink, color and silver paint, and graphite underdrawing on paper, Painting only: 45.60 x 27.90 cm (17 15/16 x 10 15/16 inches). Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec Ward 2003.165

Trivikramapada (Three Steps of Vishnu)

The Goddess Ganga, 1800s India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century black ink, color and silver paint, and graphite underdrawing on paper, Secondary Support - h:53.00 w:35.60 cm (h:20 13/16 w:14 inches) Painting only - h:45.10 w:27.60 cm (h:17 3/4 w:10 13/16 inches). Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec Ward 2003.158 | Cleveland Museum of Art

The Goddess Ganga, 1800s India, Calcutta, Kalighat painting, 19th century black ink, color and silver paint, and graphite underdrawing on paper, Secondary Support - h:53.00 w:35.60 cm (h:20 13/16 w:14 inches) Painting only - h:45.10 w:27.60 cm (h:17 3/4 w:10 13/16 inches). Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec Ward 2003.158 | Cleveland Museum of Art

Krishna Holding a Flute and Dancing on a Lotus. Trichinopoly, India. 1825. Gouache on watermarked paper. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Krishna Holding a Flute and Dancing on a Lotus (Painting)

muirgilsdream: Ganesh flying through the air on his mouse.

Gaṇeśa / Ganesh mounted on his rat. Indian miniature, ca. (via the British Museum)

kalighat

Kalighat Painting – A Huge-demanded Artwork in West Bengal / Hand.

Ganga Mata Hindu Art Studio, a small Calcutta press active in the 1880’s

Ganga Mata Hindu Art Studio, a small Calcutta press active in the

Kalighat painting is characterised by generously curving figures of both men and women and an earthy satirical style. It developed during the nineteenth century in response to the sudden prosperity brought to Calcutta by the East India Company trade, whereby many houses including that of 'Prince' Dwarkanath Tagore, grandfather of Rabindranath Tagore became incredibly wealthy. Kalighat pictures are highly stylised with flat bright colours and normally use paper as a substrate.

Kalighat painting is characterised by generously curving figures of both men and…

Kalighat collection: Matsya avatar. Watercolour on paper. Circa 3rd quarter 19th century. 25.5 x 21.6cm

Kalighat collection: Matsya avatar. Watercolour on paper. Circa 3rd quarter 19th century. 25.5 x 21.6cm

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