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LADY LIGHTING LAMP
Title LADY LIGHTING LAMP
Title2 A LADY HOLDING A BURNING LAMP
Museum Name Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad
Object Type Painting
Main Material Paper
Medium Paper
Main Artist Abdur Rahman Chuqtai
Artist's Nationality India
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data 1899-1975
Country INDIA
Provenance INDIA
School Bengal
Period / Year of Work 20TH CENTURY
Dimensions 59.1 L X 47.2 W, 61.6 L X 49.5 W, 74.6 L X 64.8 W
Detailed Description When it become a government institution, the Salar Jung Museum expanded its collections by acquiring the works of modern Indian artists. The Bengal school of painting of the 19th and 20th centuries is represented here by the artist Abdur Rahman Chugtai. Chugtai took inspiration from several indigenous traditions such as the Rajasthan and Mughal School of painting. His style lies in delicate lines, the portrayal here, of a woman in flowing robes, lighting a lamp at sundown. Using the water colour, tempera technique, Chugtai has drenched the entire painting in the warm orange hues of the setting sun. The handling of light and shade and the use of transparent layers of colours creates a pleasing, lyrical quality.
Brief Description Framed Chuqtai painting. A lady holding a burning lamp in her left hand and supporting her left hand with her right, above the candle stick. A plain golden band round the painting. Flower plants in red, light green and grey against stained marble margin.