string(22) "edanmdm:fsg_S2018.1.80" Studies of grotesque heads - National Museum of Asian Art

Studies of grotesque heads

Detail of a pattern
Image 1 of 1

Terms of Use

Usage Conditions Apply

At A Glance

  • Period

    painted at various times perhaps ca. 1740 through 20th century
  • Geography

    Kishangarh, Rajasthan state, India
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 22.5 × 31 cm (8 7/8 × 12 3/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • School/Tradition

    Kishangarh school
  • Inscriptions

    Verso: Usman Khan 1973
  • Provenance

    To 2008
    Stuart Cary Welch (1928-2008)
    Sale, London, Sotheby’s, “The Stuart Cary Welch Collection,” May 31, 2011, lot no. 147A: “Two Studies, North India, 20th Century”
    From 2011 to 2018
    Catherin Glynn Benkaim, purchased at auction, Sotheby’s, London, “The Stuart Cary Welch Collection,” May 31, 2011, lot no. 147A: “Two Studies, North India, 20th Century” [1]
    From 2018
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, partial gift and purchase from Catherine Glynn Benkaim
    [1] According to information from Catherin Glynn Benkaim.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Catherine Glynn Benkaim
    Stuart Cary Welch (1928-2008)
  • Origin

    Kishangarh, Rajasthan 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

  • Restrictions and Rights

    Usage Conditions Apply

    There are restrictions for re-using this media. For more information, visit the Smithsonian's Terms of Use page.

    The information presented on this website may be revised and updated at any time as ongoing research progresses or as otherwise warranted. Pending any such revisions and updates, information on this site may be incomplete or inaccurate or may contain typographical errors. Neither the Smithsonian nor its regents, officers, employees, or agents make any representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the information on the site. Use this site and the information provided on it subject to your own judgment. The National Museum of Asian Art welcomes information that would augment or clarify the ownership history of objects in their collections.

Keep Exploring