Pahari painting, Kangra style The defeat and death of Ravana at the hands of Rama and his monkey allies early 19th century Place made: Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India
Materials & Technique: drawings, miniatures, opaque watercolour, pencil Support: paper
Primary Insc: Inscribed in Devanagari script in various places within images.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.r., within image, blue ink 'GAD.300'; l.r., below image, pencil 'GAD92'.
Dimensions: image 23.0 h x 31.6 w cm mount 29.0 h x 36.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Gayer-Anderson Gift 1954
Accession No: NGA 91.1548
Subject: Hindu Battle Avatar: Vishnu
  • with Maggs Bros, London, England, 1952 or before
  • who sold it to Colonel Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson, 1952
  • 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, 1952-1953
  • 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