Jaipur style Rajasthan, India, Jaipur
A Krishna-Venugopala shrine mid 19th century Place made: Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Materials & Technique: drawings, matrices, charcoal, watercolour, paper; drawing in charcoal and opaque watercolour, the outlines pieced by pricking, in preparation to pouncing Support: paper
Dimensions: image and support 18.2 h x 15.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Gayer-Anderson Gift 1954
Accession No: NGA 91.1523
Subject: Avatar: Vishnu Hindu Deities
  • acquired in Ajmer, Jaipur or Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, possibly from descendants of the artist, by Colonel Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson, 1927
  • exported from India by Colonel Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson, 1930
  • held in the collection of Colonel Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson and Major Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson, Pasha, both of The Little Hall, Lavenham, Suffolk, England, 1927-1953
  • who gave it to the Commonwealth of Australia, 1953
  • held by National Library of Australia, Canberra, after transfer from London, 1954-1991
  • transferred to the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 1991