BARRETT, Douglas Eric

BARRETT, Douglas Eric. 10.3.1917 — 26.9.1992. British Art Historian of India. Studies of Classics at Oxford. In 1939-46 Major in British Artillery. From 1947 in British Museum, first working with Islamic art. Now also studied Arabic and Persian at S.O.A.S. He developed an interest in Indian art and became its Curator and in 1969-77 Keeper of Indian Art at the British Museum, then retired. From 1976 Fellow of British Academy.

Publications: Also wrote on Islamic art.

Sculptures from Amarāvati in the British Museum. 76 p. 48 pl. L. 1954.

Painting of the Deccan, xvi-xvii century. 20 p. 10 pl. L. 1958; A guide to the Karla Caves. 12 p. 20 pl. Ancient Monuments of India 1. Bombay 1957; other short writings.

– “Two unpublished Sculptures from the Āndhradeśa”, Arts as. 3, 1956, 287-292.

With M. G. Dikshit: Mukhalingam, Sirpur and Rajim Temples. Heritage of Indian Art Series 2. Bombay 1960.

With B. Gray: Indian Painting. Geneva 1963, new ed. 214 p. 82 ill. L. 1978; German Geneva 1963, French Geneva 1978.

Early Cola Bronzes. 46 p. 102 pl. Bombay 1965; Early Cola Architecture and Sculpture. 866–1014 A.D. 142 p. L. 1974.

Studies in Indian Sculpture and Painting. 367 p. 199 ill. L. 1990.

Sources:; *Indian art and connoisseurship: essays in honour of D.B. 360 p. Middletown, NJ & Ahmedabad 1995; Wikipedia.

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