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Doorga Puja
Title Doorga Puja
Accession Number R1990
Museum Name Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata
Gallery Name -
Object Type Painting
Main Material
Medium Oil on Canvas
Main Artist Thomas Daniell (1749-1840)
Artist's Nationality English
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data 1749 -1840. With a keen understanding of the British interest in India, Thomas Daniell decided to go there as a professional artist and, accompanied by his nephew, William Daniell, sailed by the 'Atlas' Indiaman from England in April 1785, reaching Calcutta via China in 1786. First Thomas produced the 'Twelve Views of Calcutta'. Then they toured northern India and later southern India, making sketches of scenic locations in the North and of remote places of South. Finally they went across to Bombay. The Daniells left India in 1793. In 1808 the most significant work based on their India tour - Oriental Scenery - was completed and published in six volumes.
Provenance Maharaja Bahadur Sir B C Mahtab of Burdwan, June 1928.
Origin Place England
School British School
Period / Year of Work 1810 AD
Inscription Signed and dated
Dimensions 54.6x61cm
Detailed Description Almost certainly a view of Bengal, with two peacock boats and other vessels in the river. The largest boat contains an image of Durga with many devotees. The oil painting shows an immersion ceremony on the Ganga. In the centre, a Durga image is about to be dropped into the river between two boats. A temple surrounded by trees and a ghat are visible on the other side of the river.
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