BARRETT, Douglas. 1917 — 1992. British Art Historian of India. Studies 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, then in 1969-77 Keeper of Indian Art at the British Museum, retired. From 1976 Fellow of British Academy.
Publications: Also wrote on Islamic art.
– Sculpture from Amarāvati in the British Museum. 76 p. 48 pl. L. 1954.
– With M. G. Dikshit: Mukhalingam, Sirpur and Rajim Temples. Heritage of Indian Art Series 2. Bombay 1960.
– With B. Gray: Indian Painting. 1963, new ed. 214 p. 82 ill. L. 1978; German Genf 1963, French Genève 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: https://research.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/term_details.aspx?bioId=142199; *Indian art and connoisseurship: essays in honour of D.B. 360 p. Middletown NJ & Ahmedabad 1995.
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