string(22) "edanmdm:fsg_S2018.1.56" Krishna and the Bow, folio 24 from the ‘Tula Ram’ Bhagavata Purana - National Museum of Asian Art

Krishna and the Bow, folio 24 from the ‘Tula Ram’ Bhagavata Purana

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1720
  • Geography

    probably Surat, Gujarat state, India
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor, gold and silver on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 47 × 52.1 cm (18 1/2 × 20 1/2 in)
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Object Details

  • School/Tradition

    probably Gujurat school
  • Provenance

    To 1961
    Tula Ram, Delhi [1]
    From 1961 to 1966
    James K. Ivory, New York, New York
    From 1966 to 2001
    Ralph Benkaim (1914-2001), purchased from James K. Ivory, New York, New York in 1961 [2]
    From 2001 to 2018
    Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Beverly Hills, California, by inheritance from Ralph Benkaim in 2001
    From 2018
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, partial gift and purchase from Catherine Glynn Benkaim
    [1] The manuscript comprised around 70 folios in the 1950s when it was dispersed by a Delhi dealer, Tula Ram. This folio entered a NYC collection in 1966.
    [2] According to Catherine Glynn Benkaim, the painting was purchased by Ralph Benkaim in 1966.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Art of the Indian Subcontinent from Los Angeles Collections (March 4 to March 31, 1968)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Tula Ram
    James K. Ivory (born 1928)
    Ralph and Catherine Benkaim
    Catherine Glynn Benkaim
  • Origin

    probably Surat, Gujarat state, India
  • Credit Line

    Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection — funds provided by the Friends of the National Museum of Asian Art
  • Type

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