(Calendar Manufacturing Co. Bombay)
Print on paper
12 x 9" / 30.5 x 22 cms
early 20th c.
Condition report: Owing to its historic nature, the work is in fragile condition but shows little damage thus far. We recommend pasting this work on an archival board to prolong its life and prevent damage. Contact us for a costing for the same.
(The work will be shipped without a frame, packed flat in board)
Moon Face 1, attributed to Calendar Manufacturing Co. Bombay, date unknown (estimated to be early 20th c.; signed 1936 on the reverse by an unknown personage, possibly the owner); presents a happy meeting of the two visual worlds of the Occident and the Orient. The subject is of course very Indian, subscribing to traditional iconography; but the rendering is heavily inspired by European painting, as we encounter a very fair Krishna with European facial features, a dainty stylised crown, glowing halo, being robed very properly like a gentleman, which he is not wont to be! This amalgam creates a very endearing image.
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This artwork can be paired with Moon Face 2 to create a diptych. The other works are listed separately on the website, and the price listed here is for a single artwork only.