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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1961.136
Title
White Lotus (Nymphaea lotus L.)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
c. 1800
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, West Bengal
Period
British period
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/216088
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions
70.49 x 57.63 cm (27 3/4 x 22 11/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Eric Schroeder
Accession Year
1961
Object Number
1961.136
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Stuart Cary Welch, Room for Wonder : Indian Painting During the British Period, 1760-1880, exh. cat., American Federation of Arts (New York, NY, 1978), p. 50 - 51, cat. 14

Pratapaditya Pal and Vidya Dehejia, From Merchants to Emperors: British Artists and India 1757-1930, Cornell University Press (New York, NY, 1986), pp 169, fig. 177

Thich Nhat Hanh, True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart, Shambhala Publications (Boston, 2004), cover, back jacket flap

Exhibition History

Indian Painting from the Colonial Period, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/19/1983 - 03/06/1983

Life at Court: Art for India's Rulers, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 11/20/1985 - 02/09/1986; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, 03/14/1986 - 05/09/1986

Flora and Fauna of India, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/02/1987 - 09/06/1987

32Q: 2590 South and Southeast Asia, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/21/2015 - 11/03/2015

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