Travelling entertainerArtist(s)IndianArtist NationalityIndian (South Asian)Object Creation Date20th centuryMedium & Supportink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paperDimensions
6 3/8 in x 4 7/8 in (16.2 cm x 12.4 cm);6 3/8 in x 4 7/8 in (16.2 cm x 12.4 cm);19 in x 14 in (48.3 cm x 35.5 cm);9 13/16 in x 7 5/8 in (25 cm x 19.3 cm)Credit LineGift of Mr. George P. Bickford for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial CollectionSubject matter
A scene showcasing the daily life of people located perhaps in a village or small town where entertainers such as this one would stop by and amuse with their talent.Physical Description
An entertainer, shown larger in scale than everyone and everything else in the image, sits in the center of the composition. Tied to the strings he holds in his hand are two monkeys and a goat. The monkeys sit atop poles, and are entertaining the people around. The women hold bell-like objects on strings. Are these meant to be placed on the goat's neck? A white square is shown below the entertainer--probably representing a mattress. The sun's rays are shown in organe on the horizon, outlining the semi-circular brown mound framing the scene taking place in the foreground. Vegetation and greenery are shown on the left and right.Primary Object ClassificationPaintingCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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