A Lion Fighting a Crocodile
early 19th century
India (Rajasthan, Bundi)
Ink and translucent watercolor on paper
Image (sight): 3 5/8 x 4 3/8 in. (9.2 x 11.1 cm)
Gift of Subhash Kapoor, in memory of his parents, Smt Shashi Kanta and Shree Parshotam Ram Kapoor, 2008
Not on view
The motif of two of nature's most powerful creatures in deadly combat was borrowed from earlier works. Variations on the theme frequently appear in Bundi and Kotah school works, rendered with varying degrees of fluid brushwork and finely observed naturalism.