BRITISH MUSEUM SNAPS UP \'MASTERPIECE\' BY INDIAN PAINTER

BRITISH MUSEUM SNAPS UP 'MASTERPIECE' BY INDIAN PAINTER

It has been bought with support from the Art Fund, National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Brooke Sewell Permanent Fund.

A painting by one of India's greatest painters has been stopped from leaving the country after being snapped up by the British Museum.

The Trumpeters, by Nainsukh of Guler, depicts a traditional musical performance in northern India.

Painted in around 1735 to 1740, it shows musicians playing Pahari horns, with long pipes known as Turhi, with their cheeks puffed out with the effort.

Its export licence was blocked in 2018 by the Culture Secretary, in the hope that a UK institution would raise the £440,000 needed to keep it in the UK.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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