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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2010.571
People
Nandalal Bose, Indian (1882 - 1966)
Title
A Goat
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1937
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, West Bengal
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/337200
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink on paper
Technique
Etching
Dimensions
sheet: 18 × 23 cm (7 1/16 × 9 1/16 in.)
plate: 12.5 × 17 cm (4 15/16 × 6 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: lower left, graphite: 6th print. 22.7.37.
  • inscription: lower right, graphite: Nandalal Bose
  • inscription: verso, bottom center, graphite: 3 goat
  • inscription: verso, top center, Bengali: ৮ (8)
  • inscription: in plate, lower right, in reverse: Susul[?], [signature of the artist], 2/5/37 [2 May 1937]
Provenance
Nandalal Bose, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India, (-1966) by inheritance; to his son, Biswarup Bose, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India (1966-1969) gift; to Supratik Bose, grandson of Nandalal Bose, Cambridge, MA, (between 1969-2010) gift; to the Harvard Art Museums.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mary K. Eliot and Supratik Bose in memory of Stuart Cary Welch
Accession Year
2010
Object Number
2010.571
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The etching depicts a large male goat facing right. The goat may be a Gulabi Pateri, which are distinguished by their long ears, large dewlap, and slightly twisted horns, and a protruding nasal ridge.

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