South Indian Paintings

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This is the first catalogue of the British Museum's collection of paintings from South India. With many examples never published before, over 250 stunning images are reproduced in colour.

The British Museum's collection of South Indian paintings consists of around 1000 items ranging from the 17th to the 20th century and representing a wide variety of themes and techniques. Only a very few examples from this major collection have been published before. In this book the collection will be catalogued in full, and 250 of the most important pieces will be reproduced in colour.

Among this material are a number of highly interesting albums such as a set of 91 paintings depicting Hindu mythology, dating from the early decades of the 19th century. More unusual items are long painted scrolls from Andhra illustrating local mythological narratives, the painted cloths from Tamil Nadu depicting the Ramayana epic, and paintings on paper used by the storytellers of northern Karnataka.

  • Product Code: CMC24247
  • AUTHOR: Anna L. Dallapiccola
  • NUMBER OF PAGES: 384 pages
  • Illustrations: 250 colour illustrations
  • Subject: Art History
  • Details: Hardback
  • Weight: 1.59 Kg

This is the first catalogue of the British Museum's collection of paintings from South India. With many examples never published before, over 250 stunning images are reproduced in colour.

The British Museum's collection of South Indian paintings consists of around 1000 items ranging from the 17th to the 20th century and representing a wide variety of themes and techniques. Only a very few examples from this major collection have been published before. In this book the collection will be catalogued in full, and 250 of the most important pieces will be reproduced in colour.

Among this material are a number of highly interesting albums such as a set of 91 paintings depicting Hindu mythology, dating from the early decades of the 19th century. More unusual items are long painted scrolls from Andhra illustrating local mythological narratives, the painted cloths from Tamil Nadu depicting the Ramayana epic, and paintings on paper used by the storytellers of northern Karnataka.

  • Product Code: CMC24247
  • AUTHOR: Anna L. Dallapiccola
  • PAGES: 384 pages
  • Weight: 1.59 Kg