Studies of grotesque heads

Historical period(s)
painted at various times perhaps ca. 1740 through 20th century
School
Kishangarh school
Medium
Opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 22.5 × 31 cm (8 7/8 × 12 3/16 in)
Geography
India, Rajasthan state, Kishangarh
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
S2018.1.80
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Drawing
Type

Drawing

Keywords
head, India, Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection, study
Provenance

To 2008
Stuart Cary Welch (1928-2008)

2011
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

Notes:

[1] According to information from Catherin Glynn Benkaim.

Previous Owner(s)

Catherine Glynn Benkaim
Stuart Cary Welch 1928-2008

Inscription(s)

Verso: Usman Khan 1973

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
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