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Jackfruit and Foliage

Creation date: ca. 1815
Creation place: India

Other Information

Type: Watercolor Painting
Medium and Support: Opaque watercolor on paper
Credit Line: Edwin Binney 3rd Collection
Accession Number: 1990.1381
State/Province: West Bengal
Dimensions: 18 7/16 in. x 23 3/16 in. (46.8 cm x 58.9 cm)


Sotheby's, London, England (July 11, 1966 - July 11, 1966)

Hughes, London, England (July 11, 1966 - July 11, 1966)

Edwin Binney 3rd, San Diego, California (July 11, 1966 - August 27, 1990)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (August 27, 1990 - )

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October 2005
Domains of Wonder
Indian artists began to paint meticulous reproductions of animal and botanical specimens on large sheets of imported paper. Such images were enthusiastically commissioned, in the name of scientific documentation, by officers of the British East India Company and their wives.
Not only did artists adopt the new medium of European watercolor, they also referred to Western techniques of modeling. By using color contrasts, the artist deftly created a sense of texture and volume to the durian fruit.
Last Updated: 9/5/2017


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Domains of Wonder: Selected Masterworks of Indian Painting San Diego Museum of Art , 10/22/2005 - 1/27/2008


This object has the following bibliographic references:

Catalogue of Important Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures, Sotheby & Co.. London, England, July 11, 1966
Page Number: 24, Lot no. 127

Brijinder Nath Goswamy and Dr. Caron Smith. Domains of Wonder: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2005
Page Number: 292, 293, Figure Number: 124

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