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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Unknown Artist
"Crime Passionnel": An Outraged Husband Murders His Unfaithful Wife and Her Lover
Work Type
c. 1745
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Rajasthan, Bikaner
Physical Descriptions
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
22.8 x 31.5 cm (9 x 12 3/8 in.)
framed: 48.58 x 63.82 x 2.22 cm (19 1/8 x 25 1/8 x 7/8 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift in gratitude to John Coolidge, Gift of Leslie Cheek, Jr., Anonymous Fund in memory of Henry Berg, Louise Haskell Daly, Alpheus Hyatt, Richard Norton Memorial Funds and through the generosity of Albert H. Gordon and Emily Rauh Pulitzer; formerly in the collection of Stuart Cary Welch, Jr.
Accession Year
Object Number
Asian and Mediterranean Art
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Publication History

Stuart Cary Welch, India, Art and Culture, 1300-1900, exh. cat., Holt, Rinehart & Winston (New York, NY, 1985), Page 375/Figure 252

Carla Borden, ed., Contemporary Indian Tradition: Voices on Culture, Nature, and the Challenge of Change, Smithsonian Institution Press (Washington D.C., 1989), Pg. 115

Elizabeth Finch, ed., Rajasthani Miniatures: The Welch Collection from the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, exh. cat., The Drawing Center (New York, NY, 1997), page 26

Exhibition History

Leaves From the Jungle, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 11/17/1984 - 01/06/1985

Poignant, Picturesque, and Berserk Northern Indian Paintings and Objects of the Seventeenth through Nineteenth Centuries, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/08/1992 - 10/04/1992

The Grace of White: Indian Paintings and Objects, 16th-19th Centuries, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/23/1994 - 09/29/1994

Indian Harvest: Part 2, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/17/1996 - 04/28/1996

Rajasthani Miniatures: The Welch Collection at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University, The Drawing Center, New York, 04/16/1997 - 06/07/1997

The Sensuous and the Sublime, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/07/2001 - 12/30/2001

ReVisions, Indian Artists Engaging Traditions , Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, 04/04/2009 - 01/10/2010

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