Sadhus in Procession, Kumbh Mela

Artist: Raghubir Singh (1942-1999)
Printer: Everett Studios, Inc. (American)
Historical period(s)
1971, printed 1989
Chromogenic print on paper
H x W (overall): 50.8 x 40.7 cm (20 x 16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of the Artist
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view



Early 1989-late 1989
Raghubir Singh (1942-1999) [1]

From late 1989
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of the artist, Raghubir Singh [2]

[1] This photograph was printed in early 1989 by Everett Studios, Inc. in White Plains, NY. See letter from Paul Kiley, Everett Studios, Inc., to Patrick Sears, Assistant Director, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, dated May 15, 1989, copy in object file. The photograph was delivered to the museum by November 1989. The photograph received a temporary number upon its arrival to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and an accession number was formally assigned to the object in 1993 following the conclusion of the travel exhibition “India Along the Ganges: Photographs by Raghubir Singh,” November 23, 1989-May 31, 1992.

[2] See “Gift Agreement,” dated August 19, 1989, copy in object folder.

Research Completed November 16, 2022

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Raghubir Singh 1942-1999

Published References
  • Holy Madness: Portraits of Tantric Siddhas. Exh. cat. Chicago and New York. cat. 101, pp. 418-419.
Collection Area(s)
Contemporary Art, South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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