Shiva and Parvati

Painting, Shiva and Parvati.
Border: The painting is set in red oval rulings surrounded by blue illuminated spandrels with geometric motifs, mounted on paperboard.

Historical period(s)
ca. 1830
Movement
Possibly Kangra Court
School
Pahari School
Medium
Opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 34 x 25.4 cm (13 3/8 x 10 in)
Geography
India, Punjab Hills, Himachal Pradesh, Possibly Kangra
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.468
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hindu painting

Keywords
ascetic, Henri Vever collection, Hinduism, India, man, marriage, moon, Parvati, Shiva, snake, woman, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Francois Mautin French, born 1907

Description

Painting, Shiva and Parvati.
Border: The painting is set in red oval rulings surrounded by blue illuminated spandrels with geometric motifs, mounted on paperboard.

Published References
  • Glenn D. Lowry, Milo Cleveland Beach, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Susan Nemanzee, Janet Snyder. An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 427, pp. 350-351.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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