Exhibitions/ Art Object

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)
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
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.
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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