Studies of grotesque heads

Historical period(s)
painted at various times perhaps ca. 1740 through 20th century
Kishangarh school
Opaque watercolor on paper
H x W (overall): 22.5 × 31 cm (8 7/8 × 12 3/16 in)
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
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


head, India, Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection, study

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.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Stuart Cary Welch 1928-2008
Catherine Glynn Benkaim


Verso: Usman Khan 1973

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
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