Kalighat Market

Radha Charan Bagchi

Kalighat Market

year

1937

size

9.2 x 11.7 in. / 23.4 x 29.7 cm.

medium

Lithograph on paper

An important painter from Bengal who studied art in Calcutta and was a teacher in Santiniketan, Radha Charan Bagchi’s preferred domain of mythological and historical retellings contributed greatly to modern art in India. Bagchi was also a printmaker of repute, evident from the immense detailing that he achieves in Kalighat Market despite the complexity of the printmaking technique of lithography. He captures a bustling day in the marketplace that’s teeming with people, mostly women sellers, and captures in detail the wares, utensils among other elements.

published references

Sengupta, Paula, The Printed Picture: Four Centuries of Indian Printmaking, Volume I & II (New Delhi: DAG, 2012), p. 91, p. 83

Kalighat Market
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