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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Attributed to The Kota Master, Indian
Dragons and Geese, Fish and a Turtle
Work Type
c. 1700
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Rajasthan, Kota
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Physical Descriptions
Black ink and white opaque watercolor on beige paper (.1); Rajput Style, Kota School Black and red inks on beige paper (.2), Rajput Style, Kota School
dimensions for .1: 4.6 x 18.7 cm (1 13/16 x 7 3/8 in.)
dimensions for .2: 3.6 x 13.7 cm (1 7/16 x 5 3/8 in.)
Stuart Cary Welch (by 1983 - 2008,) by descent; to his estate (2008-2009,) gift; to Harvard Art Museum.

Object was part of long-term loan to Museum in 1983.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Stuart Cary Welch Collection, Gift of Edith I. Welch in memory of Stuart Cary Welch
Accession Year
Object Number
Asian and Mediterranean Art
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This piece consists of two separate folios that have been pasted together. The first folio (2009.202.123.1) bears sketched vignettes; on the left is a dragon on the left with a sinuous body, long neck, large head, and a gaping mouth; in the center is a pair of geese; and on the right are two dragons in combat. The second folio (2009.202.123.2) contains sketches of fish and a turtle. Rajput Style, Kota School.
Publication History

Stuart Cary Welch, Indian Drawings and Painted Sketches , exh. cat., Asia Society Museum (Washington, D.C, 1976), Page 97/Figure 50

Stuart Cary Welch, "Return to Kotah", Essays on Near Eastern Art and Archaeology in Honour of Charles Kyrle Wilkinson, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, 1983), 79, fig. 2

Stuart Cary Welch, Gods, Kings, and Tigers: The Art of Kotah, exh. cat., ed. Stuart Cary Welch, Prestel (New York, NY, 1997), Page 17/Figure 2

Stuart Cary Welch and Kim Masteller, From Mind, Heart, and Hand: Persian, Turkish, and Indian Drawings from the Stuart Cary Welch Collection, exh. cat., Yale University Press (New Haven, 2004), pp. 134-135, no. 41

Exhibition History

Indian Paintings from a Private Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/13/1983 - 12/11/1983

Five Masters of Persian and Indian Painting, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/11/1992 - 03/09/1992

Linear Graces ... and Disgraces: Part I, Drawings from the Courts of Persia, Turkey, and India, 15th-19th Centuries, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/15/1994 - 12/11/1994

From Mind, Heart, and Hand: Persian, Turkish, and Indian Drawings from SCWelch, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 03/19/2005 - 06/02/2005

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