04 avril 2009

VMFA Acquires "Spectacular" Picture Scroll From India and 1888 Oil Portrait by "Best Woman Painter in History"

VMFA has acquired a rare 18th- or early-19th-century scroll from the Andhra Pradesh region of India. This detail illustrates the scroll's story of a caste known as the Gaudas, who make and sell an alcoholic toddy from the sap of palmyra trees. (Photo by Travis Fullerton, © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts). RICHMOND, VA.- The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has acquired an 18th- or early-19th-century legend scroll from the Andhra Pradesh region of India, one of the few of its kind to survive today. The museum’s board of trustees also... [Lire la suite]