Composition attributed to Nainsukh (active ca. 1710-1778) Search this
Painting attributed to Manju (active late 18th century) Search this
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W (painting): 25.1 × 17.5 cm (9 7/8 × 6 7/8 in)
H x W (overall): 27.3 × 18.7 cm (10 3/4 × 7 3/8 in)
Basohli, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Verso: In devanagari gold letters on blue paper, the Sanskrit text is from the Narayana Upanishad of Atharveda. Inscribed in black ink in a different hand: “Majnu te nainsukh ki banai hoi”- (the painting) is (the joint) work of Majnu and Nainsukh/or- Painted by Majnu and Nainsukh/or Done by Majnu and Nainsukh.
Kapoor Galleries, Inc., New York, New York 
Gloria Katz and Willard M. Huyck Jr., Los Angeles, California 
Sale, New York, Sotheby’s, Important Indian Paintings from the Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck Collection, March 22, 2002, lot 49: “Lakshmi massaging the foot of Vishnu” 
From 2002 to 2018
Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Beverly Hills, California, purchased at auction, “Important Indian Paintings from the Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck Collection,” Sotheby’s, New York, March 22, 2002, lot 49: “Lakshmi massaging the foot of Vishnu” 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, partial gift and purchase from Catherine Glynn Benkaim 
 See Provenance Remark dated July 20, 2018 in object record.
 See Sotheby’s auction catalogue of the New York sale, “Important Indian Paintings from the Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck Collection” from March 22, 2002.
 See note 2.
 See note 2.
 See Acquisition Justification Form, object file, Collections Management Office.
National Museum of Asian Art Collection
Vishnu: Hindu's Blue-skinned Saviour (February to October, 2011)