Eastern Curlew Devouring a Mudskipper

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal state, India
  • Material

    Watercolor and ink on European (Whatman) paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 81.6 x 58.7 cm (32 1/8 x 23 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Zayn al-Din
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Baron and Baroness Bachofen von Echt
    Sotheby's (London)
  • Provenance

    From sometime after 1980
    Baron and Baroness Bachofen von Echt, acquired sometime after 1980 [1]
    From 1992
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased at auction, "The Bachofen von Echt Collection," Sotheby's, London, April 29, 1992, lot no.1 [2]
    [1] According to the Sotheby's catalog Indian Miniatures: The Bachofen von Echt Collection (April 29, 1992, 38 lots), within the Baron and Baroness Bachofen von Echt collection of Indian pictures, only one picture, the Impey drawing of the Eastern Curlew (lot no. 1 [F1992.16]), was bought after 1980 (see Curatorial Note 5 in the object record).
    [2] According to Curatorial Note 5 in the object record.
  • Origin

    Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal state, India
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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