About this object

History of use

Image involved in some way with the popular Indian religious print industry. Religious prints have been published for nearly a century, first by German presses, later by Indian ones. They are based on German images such as this one and may take the form of calendars, posters, or simply images.

Cultural context

popular secular art

Physical description

Rectangular print depicting a German landscape with green foliage. In the foreground is a white-haired man fishing while seated in boat on river meandering across print, diagonal to right. Cottages on both sides of river; large multi-domed, red and grey-roofed structure on riverbank at left, partially hidden behind trees. Large, tree on bank beside fisherman. Two children stand under it while watching him fish. Bull rushes and ducks in river, lower left. Pale blue sky has orange-tinged clouds. Print backed with thick paper.