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Kalighat styled lithograph of a courtesan with a rose. 1930, Calcutta.

Kalighat styled lithograph of a courtesan with a rose. 1930, Calcutta.
* Moving Here catalogue reference (V&A) IS.47-1952

 

Kalighat art

Kalighat art originated in nineteenth-century Calcutta where paintings were sold to pilgrims visiting the Kalighat temple. The artists drew not only on the rich cultural and artistic tradition of Bengal but also depicted the world around them in lively, satirical and highly coloured paintings.

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