Untitled, Anonymous
Gouache on card

This painting which depicts cowherds and their cattle in a rural setting, was acquired by the Museum in 2012. It was part of a larger cache of 43 exquisite small-format gouache works, by those associated with the Sir. J.J. School in the early 20th century. These works offer valuable insights into the School’s formative period as well as the beginnings of Indian modernism. They also complement the Museum’s permanent collection of decorative objects and paintings made by students of the Sir. J.J. School of Art. These works are illustrative of the revivalist ‘Indian Renaissance’ art movement of the time, which drew inspiration from classical Indian art practices, specifically, in this case, the earlier tradition of Rajput painting.