Ahmedabad: Mapin Publishing Pvt. Ltd., (1999). With 181 color illustrations and a map. 8185822646. 232 pp. 4to. 12-1/4" x 9-1/4." Brick colored paper covered boards textured to look like cloth. As new book. / Jacket also as new. Item #317
Kalighat Painting emerged from the changing world of nineteenth century Calcutta, with old and new images seemingly layered one upon another on a transparent plane. Traditionally inherited techniques, iconography, and artistic practices co-mingled with revivalistic Mughal court culture, Sanskrit drama, the proscenium stage, and swiftly churned out and circulated images from photo-studios and lithographic presses in the fast-growing urban centre, translating folk art forms into popular genres.