The Golden Temple Amritsar

The Golden Temple Amritsar

Object Title:

The Golden Temple Amritsar

Date:

1925

Artist:

Charles W. Bartlett

Active:

British, 1860 - 1940

Medium:

Color woodblock print

Dimensions:

Image: 9 15/16 x 15 1/8 in. (25.2 x 38.4 cm) Sheet: 10 15/16 x 16 in. (27.8 x 40.6 cm)

Credit Line:

Gift of Anna Rice Cooke, 1929 (12722) Conservation treatment supported by David Dolan in honor of Charles W. Bartlett and his family.

Object Number:

12722

Description:

Of the many prints, sketches, and one oil painting in the Academy's collection that Bartlett did of Amritsar, this is the only one that actually shows its most famous monument, the Harmandir Sahib, or Golden Temple. However, Bartlett characteristically placed the monument in the background behind a more prominent foreground emphasizing the people in the scene as the primary subject. (2009)