A Green-winged Teal

Historical period(s)
ca. 1730
Medium
Opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 30.5 × 22.9 cm (12 × 9 in)
Geography
India, Himachal Pradesh state, Chamba
Credit Line
Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection — funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2018.1.12
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Painting

Keywords
duck, India, Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection
Provenance

To 1969
Jagdish Mittal, Hyderabad, India. [1]

From 1969 to 2001
Ralph Benkaim (1914-2001), Beverly Hills, California, purchased from Jagdish Mittal, Hyderabad, India in November 1969. [2]

From 2001 to 2018
Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Beverly Hills, California, by inheritance from Ralph Benkaim in 2001. [3]

From 2018
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, partial gift and purchase from Catherine Glynn Benkaim. [4]

Notes:

[1] Information obtained from Catherine Glynn Benkaim.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See Acquisition Consideration Form, object file, Collections Management Office.

[4] See note 3.

Previous Owner(s)

Jagdish Mittal
Catherine Glynn Benkaim
Ralph and Catherine Benkaim

Label

This colored drawing speaks to an Indian tradition of depicting waterfowl that seems to have begun with the illustrated Baburnamas of the late sixteenth century and that precedes the colonial-period Company paintings of flora and fauna on unpainted grounds.

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
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