17th - 19th Century Drawings from India
- Dates: June 14, 1949 through September 5, 1949
- Collections: Asian Art
June 13, 1949: An exhibition of drawings from India which show the development of Miniature Paintings will open at the Brooklyn Museum on June 14th in the small print gallery on the second floor. The drawings will remain on view through September 5th.
The exhibition consists of 30 drawings for miniatures. They show the development of a miniature from the first rough sketches to the completed painting. The subject matter of the drawings includes portraiture, religious and mythical subjects.
The collection of drawings was lent by Mrs. Elena Eleska, who was the artist for an expedition through Asia in 1929-1931 at which time she purchased the collection from a native artist in Amritsar, India. His family had been collecting the sketches for over 200 years. The collection was catalogued by Herman Goetz, Museum of Leydon, Holland.
This is the first showing of this collection in the United States.
Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1947 - 1952. 1949, 067. View Original