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Vishnu on Garuda Slaying a Demon

Attributed to the Seu Family
possibly Manaku (active ca. 1725–60)
mid-18th century
India (Pahari Hills, Guler)
Ink and wash on paper
Image (sight): 8 1/2 x 12 3/8 in. (21.6 x 31.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Subhash Kapoor, in memory of his parents, Smt Shashi Kanta and Shree Parshotam Ram Kapoor, 2008
Accession Number:
Not on view
This preparatory sketch can be assigned to an atelier established by Pandit Seu of Guler that was continued by his sons Manaku and Nainsukh as well as their followers. While it is possible that Manaku himself executed this sketch, variations in style could indicate production by his workshop.
Possibly Shri Parshotam Ram Kapoor , Jalandhar and New Delhi, India ; Subhash Kapoor , New York (until 2008; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Living Line: Selected Indian Drawings from the Subhash Kapoor Gift," March 25, 2009–September 7, 2009.

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